Supporting Postsecondary Education Programs for Individuals With an Intellectual Disability: Role of the VR Counselor
The present study aims to extend the current knowledge base regarding PSE programs’ and vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies’ collaborative roles and activities. The present study examines state VR involvement with PSE programs as perceived by PSE administrators, specifically, the extent to which PSE and VR are collaborating, and the roles and activities rehabilitation counselors perform during this collaboration. Findings indicate that PSE administrators report variability in both the levels of collaboration with state VR agencies and the understanding of VR roles. Furthermore, data show that the majority of respondents felt VR seldom or never provide services beyond financial assistance. Implications for research and practice are also discussed.
Plotner, A. J., & Marshall, K. J. (2016). Supporting Postsecondary Education Programs for Individuals With an Intellectual Disability. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, 59(4), 195-202.