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DORS Level Up - School to Work

What is DORS Level Up?

DORS Level Up is managed by our Vocational Rehabilitation program, part of the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS), a division of the Department of Rehabilitation Services (DORS).

DORS Level Up is all about providing students with the tools, training and resources to work competitively and forge a path to independence. Working together we are building relationships with schools, families and the community and have created a collaborative partnership that introduces students who have an IEP, 504 plan or related challenges to new possibilities. Our goal is to help students be prepared to go out and find their place in the world.  

Our services for DORS Level Up are designed for students ages 16 to 21.  Our vocational services may be made available in the school setting, outside of school hours and in the summer months. By teaming with DORS Level Up counselors, students can move forward to pursue their career goals based on interests and abilities.

How can I refer a student with a disability for DORS Level Up services if he/she attends a private high school?

Contact the Level Up supervisor, Allison Kopie, to discuss Level Up services for your student. Level Up services are based on individual student needs taking into consideration the home school district and agency resources.
Allison Kopie
Phone: 860/462-2126

To request more information on DORS Level Up follow this link and fill out the form or call 1-866-844-1903. To find the DORS Level Up region for your school follow this link.

Click here to view a presentation on Level Up made especially for Stakeholders: Stakeholder PowerPoint

**NEW** DORS Level Up Activities
DORS Level Up Camp 2019 application available now!
For teenagers and young adults ages 16 – 21 with disabilities. Campers will receive real paid work experience, learn about college, explore Assistive Technology, engage with mentors and have fun doing typical camp activities! To be eligible for this free camp, students must be connected to a DORS Level Up Counselor in BRS or a BESB Transition Counselor.
DORS Level Up Camp is made possible through partnerships with DORS, Oak Hill Camp and the New England Assistive Technology (NEAT) at Oak Hill Center. To apply visit:
DORS Level Up has an app!
If you are a Level Up student, you can download the free “DORS Level Up” app available for iOS in the Apple App Store. Use the app to stay connected to your Level Up counselor, to make appointments, get notifications for activities and events and track your achievements.  Follow this link to download the app now:  
School to Work
The Bureau of Rehabilitation Services often works with youth and young adults while they are still in high school.  
The links below will provide you with information about BRS Transition Services as well as provide you with tools and information to start planning for postsecondary education and employment. 

Some of the documents are from BRS and others have been developed by other agencies or organizations.  Anything that has been developed by BRS can be copied. 

Transition Brochures and Videos

Working With BRS
Finding the right career that successfully meets your skills, interests, aptitudes and limitations can involve a number of steps to achieve.  This chart has been developed to help you see the steps that BRS will take with you to reach your goal. 


Job Coaching Services


Self Advocacy
Personal Assistance
BRS Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Information

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