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Data Note: Measuring the Outcomes of Job Seekers with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program
Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion
  • Daria Domin, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Alberto Migliore, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Occasional Paper
Publication Date
9-1-2010
Abstract

Most people with intellectual or developmental disabilities aspire to gainful employment. To assist them with this goal, state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies offer employment-development services that are based upon Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs). A commonly used measure of outcomes is the rehabilitation rate, which is defined as the percentage of individuals who achieve employment out of all individuals whose cases were closed after receiving services. This indicator, however, neglects to consider that for various reasons not all individuals progress to receive services. This information is important because not receiving services translates directly into exiting the VR program without an employment outcome. This Data Note explores how many individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities progressed from application to eligibility to IPE development and services, and how this figure varied across states.

Comments
Data Note No. 28 This is a publication of StateData.info, funded in part by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (#90DN0216).
Community Engaged/Serving
No, this is not community-engaged.
Citation Information
Daria Domin and Alberto Migliore. "Data Note: Measuring the Outcomes of Job Seekers with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities in the Vocational Rehabilitation Program" (2010)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/daria-domin/4/