People with disabilities have an unemployment rate more than twice that of people without disabilities. The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system helps people with disabilities find and maintain employment but over half of VR consumers leave services early. In 2013, researchers at the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities (RTC: Rural) conducted a research project on early exit from VR services. Reasons for early exit from VR services vary but include issues such as inaccurate contact information, disconnected phone or relocation. However, some VR consumers cite dissatisfaction with services as their primary reason for discontinuing. The researchers who developed this study wanted to learn more about why consumers were not satisfied with VR services and offer insight on these findings to VR counselors with the goal of reducing early exit from the system.
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CSD 491 – 80M, CRN 51149, Instructor approval required
This 3 credit blended online course with a practical lab is the first comprehensive evidenced based practices course for autism in the state. EBP for Autism will allow pre-service professionals to develop EBP strategies to effectively support their clients. This course promises to provide future interventionists with the tools necessary to implement the specialized interventions required for people with autism.