Gary L. Fischler & Associates, PA
Consulting & Forensic Psychologists

Gary L. Fishler

Address:
1735 Medical Arts Building
825 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Web: www.psycheval.com

Telephone: 612-333-3825
Fax: 612-333-6740

Contact: Gary L. Fischler, Ph.D., ABPP
Telephone: 612-333-3825
Email: gfischler@psycheval.com

Since 1987, our mission has been to provide comprehensive and timely psychological evaluations. We have examined thousands of vocational rehabilitation consumers using validated psychological tests and assessment methods. We believe that knowing the path to successful vocational rehabilitation is difficult without a comprehensive understanding of your consumer’s abilities and other psychological characteristics. While many mental health professionals can make a psychiatric diagnosis, our psychological evaluations focus on functional strengths and weaknesses that help you move beyond the psychiatric jargon and achieve rehabilitation goals through practical strategies. We offer examinations at your office or ours, depending on your consumer’s needs.

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Goodwill/Easter Seals

Address:
553 Fairview Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55104

Web: www.goodwilleasterseals.org

Telephone: 651-379-5900
Fax: 651-379-5604

The Goodwill/Easter Seals mission is to assist people with barriers to education, employment, and independence in achieving their goals. We serve individuals with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and educational needs through many training and personal development programs including work assessment and experience and industry-cluster training in bank skills, construction skills, retail skills, automotive skills, and financial services skills. For all individuals served we provide job development, job coaching, long term follow-up, and career advancement services.

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Opportunity Partners

Address:
5500 Opportunity Court
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Web: www.opportunities.org

Telephone: 952-938-5511
Fax: 952-930-4279
TTY: 952-930-4293

Contact: Aimee Dalton
Telephone:
952-938-5511
Email:
adalton@opportunities.org

Day Training and Habilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation
Traumatic Brain Injury Services, including ILS
Residential Services, Including SLS and SILS
Fiscal Intermediary and Support Coordination for CDCS
Minnesota Families in Progress provider
Evaluation and Job Placement Services
Employment Support Services

Service Areas: Metro Area.

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Public Vocational Rehabilitation Programs

State of Minnesota, Dept.
of Labor & Industry

 

Address:
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Vocational Rehabilitation Unit
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Telephone: 651-284-0446
Fax:
651-284-0448

Telephone: 651-284-0446
Email:
DLI.Vocrehab@state.mn.us

The unit provides vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers whose claims have been denied by the employer/insurer. The legislative rationale was labeled "early (vocational rehabilitation) intervention" to provide needed vocational assistance to injured workers prior to, rather than after, a determination of liability by the courts. These services are provided or coordinated by vocational rehabilitation counselors who are registered as qualified rehabilitation consultants (QRC's). Injured workers have the right to choose a QRC, to take an active part in developing their own written rehabilitation plan and to comment on or rate the services provided by the Vocational Rehabilitation Unit. QRC's are neutral parties in the rehabilitation process. They are professionals who have knowledge of medical factors, local labor markets and statutes concerning rehabilitation within Minnesota's workers' compensation law.

Service Areas: Although all injured workers are eligible, the Vocational Rehabilitation Unit primarily serves claims where liability is denied by the insurer. The unit has 16 qualified rehabilitation consultants located in eight regional locations throughout Minnesota.

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State of Minnesota,
Rehabilitation Services Branch

 

Address:
Minnesota Department of Economic Security
Rehabilitation Services Branch
390 North Robert Street, First Floor
St. Paul, MN 55101

Web: www.mnworkforcecenter.org/rehab/vr/main_vr.htm

Telephone: 651-296-5616 or  
                   1-800-328-9095
Fax:
651-297-5159
TTY:
651-296-3900 or 800-657-3973

Contact: Local Workforce Center
Telephone:
651-296-5616 or
                   1-800-328-9095

VR provides basic and customized services that an eligible individual may need to achieve his or her employment outcome These may include college or vocational training, job placement services, and services to assist students to go from school to work. There is no cost for services provided by VR staff, but you may be asked to share in the cost of some purchased services, depending on your family income.

Service Areas: Statewide

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State of Minnesota,
State Services for the Blind

 

Address:
State Services for the Blind
2200 University Avenue West, Suite 240
St. Paul, MN 55114

Web: www.mnworkforcecenter.org/ssb/index.htm

Telephone: 651-642-0500 or 1-800-652-9000
TTY:
651-642-0506 or 1-800-652-9000

Telephone: 651-642-0500 or 1-800-652-9000
Email:
info@ngwmail.des.state.mn.us

State Services for the Blind (SSB) is a branch within the Minnesota Department of Economic Security. It is funded by Federal, State and private dollars. SSB believes that blindness should never stop people from obtaining jobs, participating in training, or in any activities which reflect their potential and interests.

Who can use SSB? Anyone of any age in Minnesota who has a vision loss that creates a barrier to their vocational or personal independence. For more information on eligibility, please refer to sections for specific programs.

Service Areas: Statewide

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State Operated Services

Aurora Products & Service

 

Address:
3526 Labore Road
Vadnais Heights, MN 55110

Web: www.dhs.state.mn.us/sos/EMSOCS/DEFAULT.HTM

Telephone: 651-766-4188
Fax:
651-766-4190

Contact: Randy Keen
Telephone:
651-766-4188
Email:
Randolph.C.Keen@state.mn.us

The unit provides vocational rehabilitation services to injured workers whose claims have been denied by the employer/insurer. The legislative rationale was labeled "early (vocational rehabilitation) intervention" to provide needed vocational assistance to injured workers prior to, rather than after, a determination of liability by the courts. These services are provided or coordinated by vocational rehabilitation counselors who are registered as qualified rehabilitation consultants (QRC's). Injured workers have the right to choose a QRC, to take an active part in developing their own written rehabilitation plan and to comment on or rate the services provided by the Vocational Rehabilitation Unit. QRC's are neutral parties in the rehabilitation process. They are professionals who have knowledge of medical factors, local labor markets and statutes concerning rehabilitation within Minnesota's workers' compensation law.

Service Areas: Although all injured workers are eligible, the Vocational Rehabilitation Unit primarily serves claims where liability is denied by the insurer. The unit has 16 qualified rehabilitation consultants located in eight regional locations throughout Minnesota.

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State of Minnesota, Dept.
of Labor & Industry

 

Address:
Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry
Vocational Rehabilitation Unit
443 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, MN 55155

Telephone: 651-284-0446
Fax:
651-284-0448

Telephone: 651-284-0446
Email:
DLI.Vocrehab@state.mn.us

We provide day training and vocational opportunities for people with sever developmental disabilities and related conditions. Each program participant is supported in a variety of roles related to employment, self help, recreational ad social integration. Participants vary widely in terms of cognitive functioning, work skills and behavioral support required. They may choose to pursue a competitive job, work on a crew or participate in center-based jobs. We also offer volunteer, recreational, leisure time and other activities where the participants may learn social skills or simply experience common community environments. We are licensed for a capacity of 26.

Service Areas: We serve Ramsey and adjacent areas.

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Cannon River Enterprises

 

Address:
1400 Cannon Circle # 9
Faribault, MN 55.21

Web: www.dhs.state.mn.us/sos/EMSOCS/DEFAULT.HTM

Telephone: 507-332-2033
Fax:
507-332-5531

Contact: Jodi Burns
Telephone: 507/332-2033
Email: Jodi.K.Burns@state.mn.us

Cannon River Enterprises is a Day Training and Habilitation Program serving 53 individuals. We have been supporting individuals since October of 1992. We focus our services to support individuals with developmental disabilities and related conditions. We are very focused on matching our program to meet individual needs. CRE is very involved in a person centered planning process called FACES for accomplishment. Our staff are long term, dedicated employees that have over 400 years of experience combined.

Service Areas: We currently serve individuals in Faribault, Northfield, Owatonna, Medford, Morristown, Nerstrand & Warsaw.

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Metro Resources Unlimited-City West

 

Address:
6559 City West Parkway
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Web: www.dhs.state.mn.us/sos/EMSOCS/DEFAULT.HTM

Telephone: 952-832-6015
Fax:
952-944-3680

Contact: Susan Carlson
Telephone:
952-832-6015
Email:
Susan.M.Carlson@state.mn.us

MRU City West is licensed to serve 45 adults with developmental disabilities. Ratio of staff to consumers is 1:4. Training concentrates on a holistic approach to offer necessary supports for facilitating personal growth. We specialize in the areas of behavioral intervention, sensory integration, community awareness, work skill development, communication and social skill development. Direct service staff are well trained, experienced and include a COTA, LPN and Human Service Technicians. Many staff are long term employees with numerous years of experience in the field.

Service Areas: Golden Valley, Eden Prairie, Edina, Richfield, Hopkins, South Minneapolis & Bloomington.

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Metro Resources Unlimited-Westwood

 

Address:
6200 Bury Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55346

Web: www.dhs.state.mn.us/sos/EMSOCS/DEFAULT.HTM

Telephone: 952-832-6017
Fax:
952-832-6797

Contact: Rand Kjos
Telephone:
952-832-6017
Email:
Rand.C.Kjos@state.mn.us

Metro Resources Unlimited-Westwood provides vocational training and support, sensory integration services and community inclusion services for developmentally disabled men and women. They utilize person-centered planning tools in developing long-range plans for persons served. Westwood's staff is very experienced, with many staff having made long term career choices to work in the field. Vocational opportunities range from organizational employment on-site, to individual and group employment opportunities in the local metro communities. Transportation is provided by Westwood staff.

Service Areas: Currently metro areas of Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, Golden Valley, Richfield & Bloomington.

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Straight River Enterprises

 

Address:
408 Central Ave. East, P.O. Box 180
Medford, MN 55049

Web: www.dhs.state.mn.us/sos/EMSOCS/DEFAULT.HTM

Telephone: 507-444-2427
Fax:
507-444-2429

Contact: Sarah Booe
Telephone:
507-444-2427
Email:
Sarah.L.Booe@state.mn.us

Straight River Enterprises is a licensed Day Training and Habilitation program that opened in June of 1997. Straight River Enterprises is leased from the school district in Medford, making this facility unique by placing dollars back into the community. The community has been very receptive to our mission of person centered planning and community inclusion. We offer a variety of choices for work activities including a greenhouse that is located on the same property. Consumers work on garbage bag production, horticulture, and recycling and janitorial work as well as at local fast food businesses.

Service Areas: We are located in Steele county and serve consumers in Owatonna, Medford, Faribault and the surrounding area.

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