Project Publications and Presentations

Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies Helping People with Psychiatric Disabilities Get Employed: How Far Have We Come? How Far Do We Have to Go? 

Case Studies of Promising Practices in Vocational Rehabilitation

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Mental Health Agency Collaborations with the Implementation of Co-located Counselors. Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (Case Study)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation- Mental Health Partnership: Coordinating Supported Employment Services Across State Agencies. Delaware Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Case Study)
  • Aligning Agency Policies and Procedures through Systems Integration. Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services (Case Study)
  • An Evolving Partnership: Aligning Agency Missions and Integrating New Technologies to Streamline Agency Processes. Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Case Study)
  • A Rural Model of Collaboration between a Vocational Rehabilitation Area Office and a Community Rehabilitation Provider. New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Case Study)
  • Creating a Sustainable Partnership: Utilizing a Medicaid Billing Code as a Stable Source of Funding for Supported Employment Services. Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (Case Study)
  • Partnering from the Top-Down and Maintaining Fidelity to IPS using Jointly Funded Staff. South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department  (Case Study)
  • Interagency Collaboration through Shared Administrative Responsibility, Shared Staff, and Counterpart Supported Employment Coordinators. Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Case Study)

Case Studies of Emerging / Innovative Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Practices in Improving Employment Outcomes for Individuals with Intellectual / Developmental Disabilities

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  • Piloting a Process to Refer Individuals with Developmental Disabilities from Day Habilitation to Vocational Rehabilitation. Missouri Division Of Vocational Rehabilitation (Case Study)
  • Using State Legislature to Fund Long-Term Supported Employment for Individuals on a Waiting List. Utah State Office of Rehabilitation (Case Study)
  • King County School-to-Work Project: Interagency Collaboration to Increase Employment Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth with Developmental Disabilities.  Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Case Study)
  • Student Transition to Employment Project (STEP): Certifying Teachers as Vendors for Transition-Age Students with Developmental Disabilities (Case Study)

Case Studies of Emerging State VR Agency Practices for Managing Outreach, Service Access, and Case Flow to Serve Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities on a Priority Basis

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  • The No Queue for You (NOQ4U) Project: A Multifaceted, Coordinated Effort to Eliminate the Waitlist. Maine Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Highlights) (Case Study)
  • Comprehensive Response to Insufficient Funds, and How the Agency Went Into and Came Out of an Order of Selection. Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Highlights) (Case Study)
  • Utilizing a Call Center to Contact Customers on the Waitlist. Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Higlights) (Case Study)
  • Using a Projection Tool to Effectively Manage Fiscal and Staffing Resources to Better Serve Individuals with the Most Significant Disabilities. Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Highlights) (Case Study)
  • "Enhancing Employment Outcomes" Project: Aligning Targeted Customer Preparation with Enhanced Job Development. Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (Highlights) (Case Study)
  • Using Projections to Maximize Fiscal Resources. West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (Highlights) (Case Study)
  • Focused Investment of Financial Resources and Management Approaches. Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services. (Highlights) (Case Study)

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Presentations

  • Findings from the Vocational Rehabilitation Research and Training Center - State VR Agency Survey and Community Rehabilitation Provider Survey (.pdf)(.ppt) April 13, 2011 presentation to the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation (CSAVR) by Susan Foley and Heike Boeltzig

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Project Publications

  • Executive Summary - Funding Health-Rellated VR Services: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Use of Private Health Insurance and Medicaid to Pay for Health-Related VR Services (.pdf) by Robert "Bobby" Silverstein
  • Funding Health-Related VR Services: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act on the Use of Private Health Insurance and Medicaid to Pay for Health-Related VR Services (.pdf) (.doc) by Robert "Bobby" Silverstein. 
  • Description of Supported Employment Practices, Partnerships, and Funding Models of Four Types of State Agencies and Community Rehabilitation Providers (.pdf) by Kelly Haines, Joe Marrone, John Halliday, Michael Tashjian, Martha Klemm, Susan Stoddard, and Susan Foley.
  • Research to Practice 50: Collaboration between State Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Agencies and State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies: Results of a National Survey (.pdf)(.doc) by Heike Boeltzig, Jean Winsor, and Kelly Haines.
  • Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act of 2008 (.ppt) by Bobby Silverstein

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Order of Selection Publications by Bobby Silverstein

  • SYNOPSIS: Order of Selection (OOS) under the Rehabilitation Act: Lessons Learned From a Study of Federal and State Policy Frameworks (.doc)
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A Description and Analysis of State Policy Frameworks Regarding Order of Selection Under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act (.doc)
  • POWERPOINT: Order of Selection—Lessons Learned From a Study of Federal and Selected State Policy Frameworks (.ppt)
  • A Description and Analysis of the Federal and Selected State Policy Frameworks Regarding Order of Selection Under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act (.doc)
  • A Compendium of State Policy Frameworks Regarding Order of Selection Under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1972, as Amended (.doc)

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A Review of Existing Research on VR

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  • Executive Summary (.pdf)
  • Full Report (.pdf)
  • Bibliography of 550 Studies Included in the Review (.pdf)
  • Powerpoint Presentation (.ppt)