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Citation:  Honeycutt, T.; Sevak, P.; & Rizzuto, A. (2019). Provision of Pre-Employment Transition Services: Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Variation in the First Program Year of Reporting. Center for Studying Disability Policy, Research Brief,
Title:  Provision of Pre-Employment Transition Services: Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Variation in the First Program Year of Reporting
Authors:  Honeycutt, T.; Sevak, P.; & Rizzuto, A.
Year:  2019
Journal/Publication:  Center for Studying Disability Policy, Research Brief
Publisher:  Princeton, NJ: Mathematica
Full text:  https://www.mathematica.org/our-publications-and-findings/publicati...   
Peer-reviewed?  No
NIDILRR-funded?  Yes

Structured abstract:

Background:  The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014 made sweeping changes to the way vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies provide services to students with disabilities (see Box 1). Beginning in Program Year (PY) 2017, VR agencies provide detailed quarterly data to the Rehabilitation Services Administration on the individuals involved with their agencies. PY 2017, July 2017 to June 2018, offers the first annual look at how VR agencies provided preemployment transition services under WIOA. The goal of this brief is to present statistics from this first year of reporting to document VR agencies’ implementation of pre-employment transition services that answer the following questions: • What share of VR agencies’ total and students with disabilities caseloads received preemployment transition services? • What share of students with disabilities received each pre-employment transition service? • What share of students with disabilities received pre-employment transition services directly from VR agency staff rather than through other providers? • What share of students with disabilities receiving pre-employment transition services had an individualized plan for employment (IPE)?

Disabilities served:  Autism / ASD
Blindness
Cerebral palsy
Cognitive / intellectual impairment
Deafness
Developmental disabilities
Down syndrome
Multiple sclerosis
Muscular dystrophy
Visual impairment
Severe physical disability
Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Transition-age youth (14 - 24)
Interventions:  Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment
Job search and placement assistance
Vocational rehabilitation
Self-determination / self-advocacy
Transition services
Outcomes:  Employment acquisition
Full-time employment