Of the over 48,000 persons nationwide with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities (MR/DD) who closed out of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system after receiving employment services in FY2005, more than half were successful closures, yielding a rehabilitation rate of 56.9%. This rehabilitation rate is calculated by dividing the number of successful closures, which is employment in any setting with the exception of sheltered workshops, by the total number of closures who received employment services.
Smith, Frank A. and Migliore, Alberto, "Data Note: VR Rehabilitation Rates of People with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) in 2005" (2007). Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. Paper 36.