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Case Studies of Emerging/ Innovative Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Practices in Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities

Case Studies of Promising Practices in Vocational Rehabilitation

Case Studies of Promising Practices in Vocational Rehabilitation

Press Release: ICI Wins New Research Grant

Vocational Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (VR-RRTC) On Demand-Side Strategies

The ICI and our partners will carry out three major research studies about improving vocational rehabilitation (VR) responsiveness to employer needs. We will examine the role of VR in retention of older workers, hiring processes for young workers, and supporting remote workers.

The 2010-2011 National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers: 
Estimating the Number of Community Rehabilitation Providers in the United States

Research to Practice Brief Issue No. 54

This is the second in a series of research to practice briefs based on the 2010–2011 National Survey of Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRPs) funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Helping People With Psychiatric Disabilities Get Employed: How Far Have We Come? How Far Do We Have to Go?

Case Studies of Promising Practices in Vocational Rehabilitation

Funding Health-Related VR Services: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Use of Private Health Insurance and Medicaid to Pay for Health-Related VR Services

One of the myriad of issues affecting the administration of the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program by State VR agencies under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act is how to maximize access to and use of all available funding sources to pay for VR services and supports for VR applicants and clients. In March 2010, Congress passed and the President signed into law the “Affordable Care Act” (ACA).

Description of Supported Employment Practices, Cross-System Partnerships, and Funding Models of Four Types of State Agencies and Community Rehabilitation Providers

In 2005, the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) awarded the VR Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) to the Institute for Community Inclusion (ICI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston and its partners, InfoUse in Berkeley, California and the Center for the Advancement and Study of Disability Policy. In 2010, NIDRR provided supplemental funds to the ICI so that the VR-RRTC could include a focus on the provision of supported employment (SE) services. This SE research would focus on vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency partnerships with other state entities, and sources and models for long-term funding (extended services). The design called for embedding supported employment questions in ongoing surveys of multiple state agencies and case studies of SE coordination and funding models in several states to illuminate issues identified through these surveys.

Collaboration between State Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Agencies and State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies: Results of a National Survey

Research to Practice Brief, Issue No. 50, April 2011

Do state intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) agencies collaborate with their vocational rehabilitation (VR) counterparts? If so, in what ways and how formalized are these collaborative efforts? This Research to Practice Brief provides answers to those and other questions.

Overview of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (PowerPoint)

Download the "Overview of the ADA Amendments Act of 2008" presentation.

Comparison of VR Outcomes for Clients with Mental Illness across System Indicators

Issue 47 Research to Practice

ICI: promoting inclusion for people with disabilities