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VR Rehabilitation Rates of People with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) in 2005

DataNote 11, 2007

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Originally published: 6/2007

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Of the over 48,000 persons nationwide with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities (MR/DD) who closed out of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system after receiving employment services in FY2005, more than half were successful closures, yielding a rehabilitation rate of 56.9%. This rehabilitation rate is calculated by dividing the number of successful closures, which is employment in any setting with the exception of sheltered workshops, by the total number of closures who received employment services.

The rehabilitation rate for closures with MR/DD FY2005 is similar to the rate for FY2004 (55.6%). State rehabilitation rates for case closures with MR/DD ranged from 29.3% in Oklahoma to 78.3% in Maryland. The rehabilitation rate for VR closures without MR/DD (58%) was similar to the rate for persons with MR/DD.

Successful Closures, Total Number of Closures Who Received Services, and Rehabilitation Rates for VR customers with MR/DD in FY2005 by State

State Successful Closures Total Number Who Received Services Rehabilitation Rate
AK 90 117 76.9%
AL 1,348 1,946 69.3%
AR 176 369 47.7%
AZ 246 437 56.3%
CA 2,804 4,988 56.2%
CO 316 484 65.3%
CT 142 232 61.2%
DC 41 68 60.3%
DE 120 185 64.9%
FL 806 1,509 53.4%
GA 1,127 2,206 51.1%
HI 81 153 52.9%
IA 464 747 62.1%
ID 220 380 57.9%
IL 923 1,795 51.4%
IN 993 2,262 43.9%
KS 341 542 62.9%
KY 524 806 65.0%
LA 274 590 46.4%
MA 399 587 68.0%
MD 416 531 78.3%
ME 108 200 54.0%
MI 983 1,677 58.6%
MN 434 644 67.4%
MO 859 1,211 70.9%
MS 332 634 52.4%
MT 108 171 63.2%
NC 1,851 3,639 50.9%
ND 94 126 74.6%
NE 212 342 62.0%
NH 163 223 73.1%
NJ 445 752 59.2%
NM 173 273 63.4%
NV 72 121 59.5%
NY 1,800 3,118 57.7%
OH 1,151 2,005 57.4%
OK 228 779 29.3%
OR 391 597 65.5%
PA 1,326 2,466 53.8%
RI 124 174 71.3%
SC 340 579 58.7%
SD 178 304 58.6%
TN 789 1,051 75.1%
TX 1,086 2,050 53.0%
UT 265 424 62.5%
VA 778 1,381 56.3%
VT 202 293 68.9%
WA 454 867 52.4%
WI 515 960 53.6%
WV 252 450 56.0%
WY 83 112 74.1%
Total 27,647 48,557 56.9%

Source: RSA-911, FY2005.

Suggested Citation:

Smith, F.A. & Migliore, A. 2007. VR Rehabilitation Rate of People with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) in 2005. Data Note Series, Data Note XI. Boston, MA: Institute for Community Inclusion.

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