ERIC Number: ED236891
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Rehabilitation Services. A Postsecondary Student Consumer's Guide. Fact Sheet.
Stout, Nancy L.
Designed to assist disabled students and professionals working with them to become aware of the Vocational Rehabilitation Services, the fact sheet details how to access and utilize the education-related services of this federal-state funded program. Following a description of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), the fact sheet provides information on: (1) where to find VR offices; (2) how to contact local VR offices; (3) what happens once an individual visits a VR office; (4) how eligibility is determined; (5) who pays for services; (6) the importance of an Individualized Written Rehabilitation Plan (IWRP); (7) steps to take if dissatisfied with a VR counselor or decision; and (8) how long VR services will be provided. Because the client in this program is in charge of his/her rehabilitation program and the counselor/agency act in an assistant capacity, emphasis is placed on the responsibility of the client/student to complete paperwork, meet deadlines, and keep counselors informed of progress. (LH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Counselors; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. HEATH/Closer Look Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Vocational Rehabilitation Act 1973