Client Services

Job Placement

Entrance Criteria

Work Activity Program

Vocational Rehabilitation


ARS work with disabilities who may not be able to work competitively in the community or need assistance attending and maintaining competitive employment. Our decision to work and be admitted to our services is not based on gender, income, race, age, religious belief, or nationality.

Work Activity Program

Work Activity Program (WAP) services through the regional centers include paid work, work adjustment, and supportive habilitation services, typically in a sheltered workshop setting.

WAPs provide paid work in accordance with Federal and State Fair Labor Standards. Work adjustment services may include developing good work safety practices, money management skills, and appropriate work habits.

Supportive habilitation services may include social skill and community resource training as long as the services are necessary to achieve vocational objectives.

The Work Activity Program provides a competent and dependable workforce that contracts with various businesses in the community to do a number of jobs that are possible with enhanced supervision and accommodation.

Work Activity Program

ARS provides Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job-seeking skills coaching for individuals with disabilities. VR assists those individuals to secure gainful employment commensurate with their abilities and capabilities through local job searches and awareness of self-employment opportunities.

Contact Mariela Tragash at 562-632-1141 for more information.

The Asian Rehabilitation Service, Inc. has entered into an agreement with the Social Security Administration as an Employment Network (EN) to provide for the coordination and delivery of employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, and other support services to SSI and SSDI beneficiaries under the Ticket to Work Program.

As an Employment Network (EN), we are responsible for finding or assisting the beneficiaries in finding quality jobs and coordinating or directly providing pre- and post-employment services and supports, such as job preparation, skills training, job placement, and retention services, that eligible SSI and SSDI Ticker-holders who choose to go to work will need in order to be successful in the workplace.