Current state and national disability and employment policy program and funding directives, such as the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999 and the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, require the state-federal vocational rehabilitation (VR) program to demonstrate service efficacy in order to maintain and expand program funding and services. The purpose of this article is to facilitate the study of the impact and results of the VR program by providing a framework for research using the Longitudinal Study of the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program (LSVRSP) data-base. Following an overview of the LSVRSP, the following lines of inquiry that can be pursued using the LSVRSP database are discussed: (a) basic research, (b) rehabilitation counseling practice, (c) rehabilitation counselor education, and (d) policy evaluation and development.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health