Most people with intellectual disabilities (ID) aspire to gainful employment. To assist them with this goal, state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies offer employment services based upon Individualized Plans for Employment (IPEs). A commonly used measure of outcomes is the rehabilitation rate, defined as the percentage of individuals who achieve employment out of all individuals whose cases were closed after receiving services. This indicator, however, neglects to consider that not all eligible individuals progress to receive services. This Data Note explores trends in VR closure status for individuals with ID.
Smith, Frank A.; Butterworth, John; Domin, Daria; and Hall, Allison Cohen, "Data Note: VR Outcome Trends and the Recent Decline in Employment for VR Customers with Intellectual Disabilities" (2012). Data Note Series, Institute for Community Inclusion. 2.