What is Vocational Rehabilitation? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Vocational Rehabilitation services in New Hampshire

New Hampshire

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Policies and Programs

“At what point does VR Services become involved in the transition process?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) states that transition planning begin no later than the first IEP that is in place by age 16, or younger if the student's transition team decides it's appropriate. As the student's transition team develops and implements the student's Transition Plan, they should become informed about the role that VR can play. Students interested in VR services should be referred two (2) years prior to graduation or exit from school. It is encouraged that students be referred for services earlier if:

They are at risk of dropping out of school or legal involvement, or

They will require more extensive, long range planning due to disability needs.”


  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
Date Enacted: