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VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION. MISSOURI. IN. Legislation Workforce Development Act - 1998 Section IV - Vocational Rehabilitation Act. Funding State funds must be appropriated Federal funds match state funds (approx. 4-1 ratio). Vocational Rehabilitation. Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Vocational rehabilitation

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

MISSOURI

IN


Vocational rehabilitation1

Legislation

Workforce Development Act - 1998

Section IV - Vocational Rehabilitation Act

Funding

State funds must be appropriated

Federal funds match state funds (approx. 4-1 ratio)

Vocational Rehabilitation


Vocational rehabilitation2

Vocational Rehabilitation

Congressional IntentCooperation and coordinationamong all adult trainingand employment programs


What is vocational rehabilitation

What is Vocational Rehabilitation?

  • The Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a part of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • A special program designed to help individuals with physical or mental impairment(s) obtain employment.


Where is vocational rehabilitation

Where is Vocational Rehabilitation?

  • There are 27 District Offices located throughout the State of Missouri.

  • There are 172 counselors serving approximately 19,000 cases on any given day.

  • Approximately 25,000 individuals are served each year.

  • Approximately 5,500 individuals are rehabilitated each year.


The purpose of the state vocational rehabilitation program is designed to

The Purpose of the State Vocational Rehabilitation Program is Designed to . . .

 Assess  Plan  Develop  Provide VR Services 

For Individuals with Disabilities Consistent with Their . . .

 Strengths Resources  Priorities  Concerns  Abilities  Capabilities 

So That the Individual May . . .

 Prepare For and Engage in Gainful Employment 


Who refers individuals to vr for services

INDIVIDUALSSelf-Referral

HEALTH AGENCIESDoctors, Health Clinics, Hospitals, Insurance Co.

OTHERAttorneys, Psychologists, Parents, Friends

EMPLOYMENTAGENCIESMO Job Service, Private Rehab Agencies, Supported Employment Agencies

Who Refers Individuals to VR for Services?


Who refers individuals to vr for services1

EDUCATIONALINSTITUTIONSHigh Schools, Colleges, Private Trade Schools

PUBLICAGENCIESFamily Services, Welfare, Social Security, Disability Determinations, Probation and Parole, Mental Health Agencies

Who Refers Individuals to VR for Services?


What types of disabilities may be eligible for vr

Orthopedic

Mental Retardation

Mentally Ill

Hard of Hearing

Deaf

Alcoholism

Learning Disabled

Visual

Epilepsy

What Types of Disabilities May be Eligible for VR?


What types of disabilities may be eligible for vr1

Digestive Disorders

Character Disorders

Brain Injury

Drug Addiction

Heart Disease

Speech Impairment

Autism

All Other Disabilities

What Types of Disabilities May be Eligible for VR?


Who is eligible for vocational rehabilitation services

Who is Eligible For Vocational Rehabilitation Services?

The termIndividual with a Disabilitymeans an individual . . .

  • Who has a physical or mental impairment;

  • Whose impairment constitutes or results in a substantial impediment to employment, and;

  • Who can benefit in terms of employment outcome from the provision of Vocational Rehabilitation services.


Eligibility

Eligibility

The termEmployment Outcome means,

with respect to an individual, entering or retaining full-time or, if appropriate, part-time competitive employment in the integrated labor market to the greatest extent practical; or supported employment.


Eligibility1

Eligibility

A determination that the applicant requires Vocational Rehabilitation services to:

  • Prepare for

  • Enter into

  • Engage in, or

  • Retain gainful employment


Employment

Employment

Consistent with the applicant’s:

  • Strengths

  • Concerns

  • Resources

  • Abilities

  • Priorities

  • Capabilities

  • Informed Choice


What services can vr provide

What Services Can VR Provide?

  • Assessment to Determine the Extent of Disability

  • Evaluation

  • Guidance

  • Individual Counseling

  • Medical, Surgical, Psychiatric, or Hospital Care

  • Assistive Devices


What services can vr provide1

What Services Can VR Provide?

  • Training

  • Basic Living and Transportation

  • Assistance in Finding a Job

  • Job-Related Tools

  • Job-Seeking Skills


What types of training programs can vr provide

What Types of Training Programs Can VR Provide?

  • College or University

  • Junior College

  • Community College

  • Area Voc-Tech School

  • Private Trade and Technical School


What types of training programs can vr provide1

What Types of Training Programs Can VR Provide?

  • Business College

  • On-the-Job Training

  • Supported Employment

  • Comprehensive Rehabilitation Program


Who pays for vr services

Who Pays for VR Services?

Services Provided Without Cost to Client . . .

  • Diagnostic Services

  • Counseling and Guidance

  • Referral Services

  • Job Placement Assistance

  • On-the-Job Training Fees


Who pays for vr services1

Who Pays for VR Services?

Services Based on Financial Need . . .

  • Medical Services

  • Training

  • Van Modification

  • Books, Training Materials

  • Tools, Equipment

  • Living Costs

  • Transportation Costs

  • Other Goods / Services Not Listed Above


Other programs

Other Programs

  • Centers For Independent Living

  • Personal Care Assistance


What is independent living

What is Independent Living?

  • Independent living services are provided by Centers for Independent Living (CIL).

  • Funded through VR grants.

  • Managed by persons with disabilities who have been successful in establishing their own independent lifestyles.

  • Provides information and referral, independent living skills training, advocacy, and peer support.


What is the personal care assistance program

What is the Personal Care Assistance Program?

  • Provides those services required by individuals with severe physical disabilities which enable them to live more independently by hiring individuals to perform routine tasks of daily living.

  • Typical tasks include: getting out of bed, dressing, undressing, grooming, bathing, eating, meal preparation and clean-up, and other household management duties.


Ada questions

ADA QUESTIONS?

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1-800-949-4232

e-mail: [email protected]

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Www dese state mo us divvocrehab

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Vocational rehabilitation

James Ankrom

District Supervisor

Mo Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

310 NW Englewood Rd. Suite 300

Gladstone, MO 64118

Phone: (816) 467-7900

Fax: (816) 467-7924

Email: [email protected]


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