State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies' Early Implementation Experiences with Pre-Employment Transition Services

Publisher: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on VR Practices and Youth
Mar 31, 2018
Authors
Rachel Miller, Purvi Sevak, and Todd Honeycutt

Key Findings:

  • For many state VR agencies, Pre-ETS are an expansion of the services they have historically offered transition-aged youth clients.
  • Agencies have faced a number of challenges in implementing Pre-ETS.
  • Agencies have made considerable progress in developing innovative strategies to expand the services they offer and the populations they serve.
This brief uses qualitative information from ten state VR agencies and quantitative data from seven agencies located across the country. It presents examples of partnerships, service delivery, and staffing for Pre-ETS. This brief allows VR administrators a way to put their own experiences in the context of other agencies’ experiences, which may help them generate ideas for innovations in Pre-ETS delivery within their agencies. We find that agencies have faced a number of challenges in implementing Pre-ETS. However, it also finds that agencies have made considerable progress in developing innovative strategies to expand the services they offer and the populations they serve.