VR (Vocational Rehabilitation) & IL(Independent Living) Policies and Procedures Manual Section 800 “Supported Employment”


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“Supported employment is competitive work in an integrated work setting, or employment in integrated work settings in which individuals are working towards competitive work, with ongoing support services for individuals with the most significant disabilities. It is for individuals for whom competitive employment has not traditionally occurred or for whom competitive employment has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a most significant disability; and who, because of the nature and severity of their disabilities, need intensive supported employment services from the Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) and subsequent extended services funded by another entity (usually MHA, DDA or the Governor’s Employment Program for Individuals with Acquired Brain Injury) in order to perform this work.”

  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Other
  • Self-Employment
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Developmental Disabilities Administration
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