2 Vocational Rehabilitation LegislationWorkforce Development ActSection IV - Vocational Rehabilitation ActFundingState funds must be appropriatedFederal funds match state funds (approx. 4-1 ratio)
3 Vocational Rehabilitation Congressional Intent Cooperation and coordination among all adult training and employment programs
4 What is Vocational Rehabilitation? The Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a part of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.A special program designed to help individuals with physical or mental impairment(s) obtain employment.
5 Where is Vocational Rehabilitation? There are 27 District Offices located throughout the State of Missouri.There are 172 counselors serving approximately 19,000 cases on any given day.Approximately 25,000 individuals are served each year.Approximately 5,500 individuals are rehabilitated each year.
7 For Individuals with Disabilities Consistent with Their . . . The Purpose of the State Vocational Rehabilitation Program is Designed to . . . Assess Plan Develop Provide VR Services For Individuals with Disabilities Consistent with Their . . . Strengths Resources Priorities Concerns Abilities Capabilities So That the Individual May . . . Prepare For and Engage in Gainful Employment
8 Who Refers Individuals to VR for Services? INDIVIDUALS Self-ReferralHEALTH AGENCIES Doctors, Health Clinics, Hospitals, Insurance Co.OTHER Attorneys, Psychologists, Parents, FriendsEMPLOYMENT AGENCIES MO Job Service, Private Rehab Agencies, Supported Employment Agencies
9 Who Refers Individuals to VR for Services? EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS High Schools, Colleges, Private Trade SchoolsPUBLIC AGENCIES Family Services, Welfare, Social Security, Disability Determinations, Probation and Parole, Mental Health Agencies
10 What Types of Disabilities May be Eligible for VR? OrthopedicMental RetardationMentally IllHard of HearingDeafAlcoholismLearning DisabledVisualEpilepsy
11 What Types of Disabilities May be Eligible for VR? Digestive DisordersCharacter DisordersBrain InjuryDrug AddictionHeart DiseaseSpeech ImpairmentAutismAll Other Disabilities
12 Who is Eligible For Vocational Rehabilitation Services? The term Individual with a Disability means an individual . . .Who has a physical or mental impairment;Whose impairment constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment, and;Who can benefit in terms of employment outcome from the provision of Vocational Rehabilitation services.
13 The term Employment Outcome means, EligibilityThe term Employment Outcome means,with respect to an individual, entering or retaining full-time or, if appropriate, part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market to the greatest extent practical; or supported employment.
14 Retain gainful employment EligibilityA determination that the applicant requires Vocational Rehabilitation services to:Prepare forEnter intoEngage in, orRetain gainful employment
15 Employment Consistent with the applicant’s: Strengths Concerns ResourcesAbilitiesPrioritiesCapabilitiesInformed Choice
16 What Services Can VR Provide? Assessment to Determine the Extent of DisabilityEvaluationGuidanceIndividual CounselingMedical, Surgical, Psychiatric, or Hospital CareAssistive Devices
17 What Services Can VR Provide? TrainingBasic Living and TransportationAssistance in Finding a JobJob-Related ToolsJob-Seeking Skills
18 What Types of Training Programs Can VR Provide? College or UniversityJunior CollegeCommunity CollegeArea Voc-Tech SchoolPrivate Trade and Technical School
19 What Types of Training Programs Can VR Provide? Business CollegeOn-the-Job TrainingSupported EmploymentComprehensive Rehabilitation Program
20 Who Pays for VR Services? Services Provided Without Cost to Client . . .Diagnostic ServicesCounseling and GuidanceReferral ServicesJob Placement AssistanceOn-the-Job Training Fees
21 Who Pays for VR Services? Services Based on Financial NeedMedical ServicesTrainingVan ModificationBooks, Training MaterialsTools, EquipmentLiving CostsTransportation CostsOther Goods / Services Not Listed Above
22 Other ProgramsCenters For Independent LivingPersonal Care Assistance
23 What is Independent Living? Independent living services are provided by Centers for Independent Living (CIL).Funded through VR grants.Managed by persons with disabilities who have been successful in establishing their own independent lifestyles.Provides information and referral, independent living skills training, advocacy, and peer support.
24 What is the Personal Care Assistance Program? Provides those services required by individuals with severe physical disabilities which enable them to live more independently by hiring individuals to perform routine tasks of daily living.Typical tasks include: getting out of bed, dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, eating, meal preparation and clean-up, and other household management duties.
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