ERIC Number: ED371227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
DVR Client Followup Study. Clients Closed November, 1988 through October, 1989.
A follow-up survey was conducted of all clients of Wisconsin's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) services whose cases were closed between October 1988 through November 1989. Of the 9,052 surveys mailed out, 2,498 (27.6%) were returned. The following percentages of program completers reported some kind of work within 6 months of leaving the DVR program: 88% of clients who were rehabilitated into wage or salaried jobs, 92% of sheltered workshop rehabilitations, and 74% of self-employed rehabilitations. Ninety percent of those persons rehabilitated into wage or salaried jobs still remained in this category 6 months after closure of their case. Of the sheltered workshop rehabilitations, 27% had moved on to wage or salaried jobs. Almost 70% of the wage and salaried workers were working 40 or more hours weekly, and more than 60% were earning at least $5.00 per hour. About 80% of clients successfully rehabilitated expressed satisfaction with DVR services compared to about 55% of clients classified differently. "Satisfaction with counselor" was consistently the highest rated survey item, with "time to plan" and "job satisfaction" receiving somewhat lower ratings. It was recommended that smaller-scale, more refined studies of DVR programs and outcomes be conducted in the future. (The survey instrument is included.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Div. of Vocational Rehabilitation, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin