Director, Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
David Doukas is the Director of the Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services. Housed within theConnecticut Department of Aging and Disability Services, this bureau contains various state and federal programs that serve individuals with disabilities. In addition toConnecticut-General Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the bureau oversees Independent Living, Assistive Technology, Benefits Counseling, Workers’ Rehabilitation, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Driver Training for individuals with disabilities programs. David has worked in the public VR program for over twenty-seven years. Before becoming state director in 2015 he held a variety of positions, ranging from frontline VR Counselor and Supervisor to Bureau Chief overseeing the budget, data management and organizational support. Throughout his career, he has focused on the development and implementation of services and systems to efficiently and effectively assist individuals with disabilities in achieving their employment and independent living goals. He served as co-chair of the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) Management Services committee and is presently co-chair of the newly formed Performance and Accountability committee.
David holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Counseling from Southern Connecticut State University. He is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors and is a licensed professional counselor.