Vocational Rehabilitation: A Primer

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are an important part of the job search for people with disabilities. Generally, those who are receiving Supplemental Security Income, (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) are considered eligible for Vocational Rehabilitation programs. Continue reading “Vocational Rehabilitation: A Primer”

911 for Section 511

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) is a piece of legislation that has not been reauthorized since 1998.  WIA establishes the U.S. Vocational Rehabilitation Program as well as coordinating funds for job training.  Currently, the senate committee, Health Education Labor and Pension (HELP) has introduced legislation to reauthorize WIA.  This is seen as an opportunity to improve employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities.  Continue reading “911 for Section 511”