Vocational Rehabilitation

Every state has a vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency that is designed to help individuals with disabilities meet their employment goals. Vocational rehabilitation agencies assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, get, keep or regain employment.

Fact Sheets

Autism NOW Center’s fact sheets on topics of importance to people with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities are a resource you and your family members can use to get information in an easy-to-read and understand format.

Vocational Rehabilitation Program

The Vocational Rehabilitation program is a federally funded program that assists people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, or regain employment. They provide a wide range of assessment, training, placement and other services.

Transition Planning for Job Opportunities

A motivating factor for schools and community providers to provide evidence-based transition practices for all students, including students with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities, stems from growing evidence that more needs to be done to ensure that young adults are prepared to pursue meaningful work in the 21st century workplace.

Ticket to Work

Anyone who received a Ticket to Work from Social Security can take it to an employment network to obtain employment services, vocational rehabilitation services, or other support services that lead to integrated employment in the general labor market.

One-Stop Centers

One-stop centers, federally funded agencies that provide a variety of services to help people with or without disabilities with their training and employment needs, are required to operate in each local service delivery area in every state in the union.

Disclosure

Every individual with a disability must choose whether to share his or her disability-related information with an employer. The decision whether to disclose is complex, and there is no right or wrong answer.

Keeping a Job

Once the job is found, the focus will shift to making a smooth adjustment and having a successful long-term experience. There are new job duties to learn, certain rules and responsibilities to understand, and a new work environment to get accustomed to.

Employment Service System Overview

If a job seeker needs help to find a job there are state and local resources that can help with the job search.

Supported Employment

Getting a job is an important milestone for most of us. For individuals with autism spectrum disorders, however, it is a milestone that is often not easily reached. Supported employment is an approach that can facilitate access to employment in typical work environments.