Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services

Address: 602 S. Lawrence St.
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 293-7500 Fax: (334) 2937383 Website:

Created by the Alabama Legislature in 1994, the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) is the state agency that serves people with disabilities from birth to old age.

The Mission of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitative Services provides a continuum of services, that assistance throughout a lifetime. Individualized services provided in homes, schools, the workplace, and the community, ADRS assists every person in achieving his or her maximum potential.

Programs include:

, serving children from birth to age 3, coordinates services statewide for infants and toddlers with developmental delays. 

, serving children and teens from birth to 21CRS provides services for children and adolescents from birth to age 21 with special health-care needs and their families. Every county in Alabama is served through a network of 14 community-based offices. Staff members work closely with local school systems to enable children with disabilities to participate fully in school. 

The CRS Hemophilia Program serves Alabama’s children and adults with this life-threatening blood disorder.

, serving teens and adults.  The department’s largest division, VRS provides specialized employment- and education-related services and training to assist teens and adults with disabilities in becoming employed.

The  provides assistance to Alabamians statewide through its Blind Services, Deaf Services and OASIS (Older Alabamians System of Information and Services) programs. 

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