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Tredway, Lynda – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2020
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Learning Labs (LL) are a learning experience in which adults and youth come together to ask questions about something in their work that puzzles or interests them. Sometimes this is call a line of inquiry. Like working in a laboratory, the LL organizers start with a question -- an inquiry -- and a set of outcomes,…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Temizkan, Ege; Davutoglu, Ceren; Aran, Orkun Tahir; Kayihan, Hülya – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2022
Background: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a vocational rehabilitation group intervention on motivation and occupational self-competence in individuals with intellectual disability. Methods: A single-blind, randomised controlled study design was used. The intervention group (IG) received the group-based intervention…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Intervention, Program Effectiveness, Motivation
Grandon, Karin; Johnson, Whitney – Institute for Educational Leadership, 2020
This toolkit describes how VR professionals can use the VR Learning Lab Model, which Y-TAC developed and field-tested, to promote youth voice and engagement in service systems improvement. Using the VR Learning Lab model, VR agencies can conduct organized activities where young people and adults come together to ask questions to find potential…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Communities of Practice, Out of School Youth, Disabilities
Collins, Benjamin – Congressional Research Service, 2021
Veterans Readiness and Employment (VR&E) is an entitlement program that provides job training and related services "to enable veterans with service-connected disabilities to achieve maximum independence in daily living and, to the maximum extent feasible, to become employable and to obtain and maintain suitable employment." The…
Descriptors: Veterans, Disabilities, Independent Living, Daily Living Skills
Campbell Collaboration, 2021
This document is a 2-page summary of a Campbell Systematic Review Update. The Review Update examines the effects of employment interventions for people with autism spectrum disorders and summarizes evidence from three randomized controlled trials spanning the period from 2014 to 2016. Employment interventions are vocational programs that provide…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Job Training, Employment Qualifications
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Taylor, Joshua P.; Whittenburg, Holly N.; Rooney-Kron, Magen; Gokita, Tonya; Lau, Stephanie J.; Thoma, Colleen A.; Scott, LaRon A. – Career Development and Transition for Exceptional Individuals, 2022
Many youth with disabilities experience persistently low rates of competitive integrated employment (CIE) and participation in higher education. In 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) established a policy focus on CIE as the goal of vocational services for youth and individuals with disabilities. In addition, WIOA created…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Labor Legislation, Federal Legislation, Transitional Programs
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Rumrill, Phillip D.; Koch, Lynn C.; Park, Mirang; Lee, Deborah; Bishop, Malachy L. – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2022
Purpose: Americans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) represent an emerging vocational rehabilitation (VR) clientele. Method: Following an overview of the etiology, incidence, prevalence, and impact of RA, the authors present strategies to meet the service and support needs of Americans with RA across the phases of the VR process. Results: The…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Vocational Rehabilitation, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Clapp, Christopher M.; Pepper, John V.; Schmidt, Robert; Stern, Steven – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Introduction: This study describes the characteristics of, services received by, and labor market outcomes of applicants with visual impairments to three state vocational rehabilitation programs. Our objective is to both document cross-state variation in vocational rehabilitation clientele and services and provide new insights on the longitudinal…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Visual Impairments, State Programs, Employment
Migliore, Alberto; Butterworth, John – Institute for Community Inclusion, 2020
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 requires that vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies set aside at least 15% of their federal VR services grant funds to assist students with disabilities. These students are entitled to receiving pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS). Pre-ETS include job exploration counseling,…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Intellectual Disability, Vocational Rehabilitation, Transitional Programs
Hollender, Heaven L. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
The purpose of my study is to explore (1) whether disparities exist for consumers with Brain Injury (BI) receiving vocational rehabilitation (VR) services, and (2) the effects of demographic characteristics and VR service patterns on employment outcomes for people who have a BI using the RSA-911 2014. The major research question investigated is…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Head Injuries, Brain, Neurological Impairments
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Lu, Weili; Oursler, Janice; Herrick, Samantha; Beninato, John; Gao, Ni; Brown, Lucille; Durante, Alison – Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 2021
Persons with substance use disorders (SUDs) experience high unemployment rates that can increase relapse risk. Research on employment counseling for this population is lacking. This study examined a direct skills teaching (DST) approach to improve job interview preparedness. Graduate internship students at mental health and rehabilitation agency…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, At Risk Persons, Skill Development, Employment Interviews
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Farrow, Kendra; Parkin-Bashizi, Nancy – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2019
It is widely known that people who are visually impaired (i.e., those who are blind or have low vision) struggle to be employed at the same rate as do their sighted peers. Nationwide, vocational rehabilitation programs have been tasked with implementing services that promote competitive gainful employment for those with substantial disabilities.…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Employment Programs, Visual Impairments, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Kucharczyk, Suzanne; Oswalt, Amillia K.; Whitby, Peggy Schaefer; Frazier, Kimberly; Koch, Lynn – Rehabilitation Research, Policy, and Education, 2022
Purpose: Despite federal legislation requiring youth engagement in their transition planning, students with disabilities continue to be passive partners in this transition process, under informed about the process and future possibilities, and with goals misaligned with their hopes. Students with specific disabilities and those who are English…
Descriptors: Individualized Transition Plans, Students with Disabilities, Student Participation, Equal Education
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Scheef, Andrew R.; McKnight-Lizotte, Michelle – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2022
In addition to supporting the academic goals of students with learning disabilities, secondary special education teachers are tasked with providing services designed to improve post-school outcomes. To improve these offerings, special education teachers should ensure collaboration with vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors during the…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation, Transitional Programs
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Crudden, Adele; Sui, Zhen; Lund, Emily – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2020
Introduction: Employed applicants for vocational rehabilitation need timely services to improve the likelihood of their successful job retention or career advancement. Little research exists that examines timeliness of services among employed applicants, particularly for applicants with visual disabilities. This study investigated time from…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Visual Impairments, Time, Job Applicants
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