Imagine a team of employment specialists focused exclusively on your business.

DARS offers no-cost services to employers across Virginia to help with their employee recruiting, screening, training and retention efforts. You gain dedicated employees, enhance your workplace's diversity and talent, and lower your hiring and training costs.

Our dedicated business development managers are a valuable one-stop resource who can increase your awareness of the advantages of hiring people with disabilities. Learn how you can Put Ability to Work in your region today.


Assistive Technology... Making Work Easier
Business Development Managers... Your One-Stop Resource
Businesses... Leading the Way
DARS Clients... Trained and Workforce Ready
WWRC... Connecting Businesses to Job-Ready Candidates

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Ability Blog

Celebrating 25 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Business Development Manager William SeatonOn July 26, 1990, the American with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush and later amended in 2008. Read more...

Success Stories

Farmer recovers and returns to family farming business

Ron and Sue Burleson own and operate a cattle farm and greenhouse business in Unionville, Va. They tell the story of Ron's rehabilitation and return to the family farming business based on help from DARS and AgrAbility. More success stories...