Vocational Rehabilitation is the largest and oldest program funded under the Rehabilitation Act. It is the state-federal eligibility vocational rehabilitation system which provides comprehensive vocational services to individuals with disabilities.
Rehabilitation counselors provide vocational guidance counseling and other services as identified in an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) for each participant. The scope of rehabilitation services that may be provided is extensive and includes services that lead to employment which will also result in increasing an individual’s independence and self-worth. Although each state adheres to the federal laws and regulations, each state has flexibility in determining its policy, procedures and business practices.