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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Benefits and Work Incentives Counseling

Find answers to the most common questions about employment benefits and work incentives counseling.

Assessing and Choosing an Employment Provider

Employment providers are organizations that help job seekers with disabilities in their job search and follow-up support.

Community Rehabilitation Providers

Community rehabilitation providers are local community organizations that provide services to adults with disabilities. They assist people with disabilities in gaining integrated employment in the general labor market.

Intellectual or Developmental Disability Agencies

An intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) agency is a state organization that funds a wide range of services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, including day services and residential services.