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Data Note: VR Outcome Trends and the Recent Decline in Employment for VR Customers with Intellectual Disabilities
Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion
  • Frank A. Smith, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • John Butterworth, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Daria Domin, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Allison Cohen Hall, University of Massachusetts Boston
Document Type
Occasional Paper
Publication Date
2-1-2012
Abstract

Most people with intellectual disabilities (ID) aspire to gainful employment. To assist them with this goal, state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies offer employment services based upon Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs). A commonly used measure of outcomes is the rehabilitation rate, 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 not all eligible individuals progress to receive services. This Data Note explores trends in VR closure status for individuals with ID.

Comments
Data Note No. 37 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
Frank A. Smith, John Butterworth, Daria Domin and Allison Cohen Hall. "Data Note: VR Outcome Trends and the Recent Decline in Employment for VR Customers with Intellectual Disabilities" (2012)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/daria-domin/9/