Scope of Available Services

Synopsis of Federal Regulation

The following vocational rehabilitation (VR) services are available:

  1. Assessment for determining eligibility and priority for services by qualified personnel, including if appropriate an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology.

  2. Assessment for determining VR needs by qualified personnel, including if appropriate an assessment by personnel skilled in rehabilitation technology.

  3. VR counseling and guidance, including information and support services to assist an individual in exercising informed choice.

  4. Referral and other services necessary to help applicants and eligible individuals secure needed services from other agencies, including other components of the state workforce system, and to advise those individuals about the Client Assistance Program (CAP).

  5. Physical and mental restoration services, to the extent that financial support is not readily available from a source other than RS (such as through health insurance or a comparable benefit/service).

  6. Vocational and other training services, including personal and vocational adjustment training, books, tools, and other training materials, except that no training or training services in an institution of higher education (universities, colleges, community or junior colleges, vocational schools, technical institutes, or hospital schools of nursing) may be paid for with funds under this part unless maximum efforts have been made by Rehabilitation Services (RS) and the individual to secure grant assistance in whole or in part from other sources to pay for that training.

  7. Maintenance for additional costs incurred while participating in rehabilitation.

  8. Transportation in connection with the rendering of any VR service.

  9. VR services to family members of an applicant or eligible individual if necessary to enable the applicant or eligible individual to achieve an employment outcome.

  10. Interpreter services, including sign language and oral interpreting for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing, and tactile interpreting services for individuals who are deaf-blind.

  11. Reader services, rehabilitation teaching services, and orientation and mobility services for individuals who are blind provided by qualified personnel.

  12. Job-related services, including job search and placement assistance, job retention services, follow-up services and follow-along services.

  13. Supported employment services.

  14. Personal assistance services.

  15. Post-employment services.

  16. Occupational licenses, tools, equipment, initial stocks, and supplies

  17. Rehabilitation technology, including vehicular modification, telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices. Rehabilitation technology must be discussed and provided, if needed, at each stage of the rehabilitation process.

  18. Transition services.

  19. Technical assistance and other consultation services to conduct market analyses, develop business plans, and otherwise provide resources to eligible individuals who are pursuing self-employment or telecommuting or who are establishing a small business operation as an employment outcome.

  20. Other goods and services determined necessary for the individual with a disability to achieve an employment outcome.

Reference: ยง 361.48

Effective Date: January 17, 2001