ERIC Number: ED489115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Vocational Rehabilitation for Postsecondary Programs that Serve Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. NETAC Tip Sheet
Northeast Technical Assistance Center (NETAC), Rochester Institute of Technology
The purpose of the public Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program is to empower individuals with disabilities to maximize employment, economic self-sufficiency, independence, and inclusion and integration into society. Simply stated, VR provides services to individuals with physical or mental disabilities who need help to qualify for, find, or keep a job that is consistent with their strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, interests, and informed choice. This tip sheet offers frequently asked questions and answers, information about federally mandated VR eligibility criteria that must be met by students, and after being found eligible for VR services, how services are determined.
Northeast Technical Assistance Center, Rochester Institute of Technology, National Technical Institute for the Deaf, 52 Lomb Memorial Dr., Rochester, NY 14623-5604. Tel: 716-475-6433 (Voice/TTY); Fax: 716-475-7660.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Secondary Education
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rochester Inst. of Technology, NY. Northeast Technical Assistance Center.