State Differences in the Vocational Rehabilitation Experiences of Transition-Age Youth with Disabilities

Working Paper 2013-02
Publisher: Washington, DC: Center for Studying Disability Policy
Oct 30, 2013
Authors
Todd Honeycutt, Allison Thompkins, Maura Bardos, and Steven Stern
This working paper presents new state-level statistics on the outcomes for a cohort of transition-age youth with disabilities who applied for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services from 2004 through 2006. Across states, the percentage of transition-age youth applying for VR services ranged from 4 to 14 percent, the percentage of applicants receiving VR services ranged from 31 to 82 percent, and the percentage of youth who closed with an employment outcome after receiving VR services ranged from 40 to 70 percent.