Information for Department of Rehabilitation Counselors and Consumers
The RET Project has been providing technology solutions for California Department of Rehabilitation counselors and consumers since 1992. We initially began with a Cooperative Agreement program and are now listed on the State Price Schedule.
With our extensive experience working with hundreds of DOR consumers:
- We know how you work and what you can (and cannot) provide
- We know what you can offer consumers
- We keep up to date on your purchasing process and statewide contracts
- We know what you need to get recommendations approved and moving forward
We understand what is meant by "necessary and essential"—especially in these times of budget constraints—and we strive to offer the most appropriate and cost-conscious solutions. Counselors appreciate our ability to provide a full range of services from assessments (with detailed product recommendations) to customization, assembly and installation, training, and follow-up support.
While we have a fully-equipped AT and ergonomics lab at SFSU, we routinely load up our van and travel to the most appropriate location to work with the consumer—work site, school or training program, home, DOR office, etc.
We welcome your calls with questions about specific technologies or to discuss a consumer's needs. We will tell you whether or not we feel we are the best resource for you and can recommend other service providers, as appropriate.
You can call or email us at any time to discuss a referral. You can also download and email or fax us the Referral Form on this page. We will provide you with an estimate of the number of hours required and our fees, based on the complexity of the situation and the type of service needed.
We are always available to speak at your unit or management meetings about our services and to provide in-service presentations on specific technologies or disability groups.
Special Note to counselors in the Greater East Bay and San Francisco Districts. We have an Establishment Grant to provide technical support for computers and all types of AT for the Greater East Bay District. We are also able to offer these services to the San Francisco District. Services include:
- System configuration and on-site installation
- Troubleshooting and repairs of all types
- Data transfer and recovery
- Clean up and upgrading of used or returned systems prior to re-issuance
You can download a flyer about these services by clicking the link on this page.
DOR REFERRAL FORM (Microsoft Word Format)
TECH SUPPORT SERVICES FLYER (Microsoft Word Format)
Project Director, Ray Grott, further supports DOR by serving on its statewide Assistive Technology Advisory Committee