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Vocational Rehabilitation Background

A quick introduction to the basics of Vocational Rehabilitation

Paul Shattuck

Anne Roux, Jessica Rast, Kristy Anderson, Paul Shattuck


Vocational Rehabilitation, Employment

Fact Sheet

Data Source
Vocational Rehabilitation (RSA-911)

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Key Findings

Process for applying for vocational rehabilitation services
Important terms and concepts around vocational rehabilitation


Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is the largest public funder of employment services in the United States for people with disabilities, including autism. VR services can provide a bridge into the world of work as students prepare to exit school and enter adulthood, and also provides services for working age adults. This fact sheet gives a good overview of the basics of VR.

Suggested Citation

Roux, Anne M., Rast, Jessica E., Anderson, K.A., Shattuck, Paul T. National Autism Indicators Report: Vocational Rehabilitation. Philadelphia, PA: Life Course Outcomes Research Program, A.J. Drexel Autism Institute, Drexel University, 2016.