Welcome to the VR Transition Study. The purpose of this study is to provide
the U.S. Department of Education with a descriptive national picture
of transition policies and practices among State Vocational Rehabilitation
(VR) agencies, including the amount and source of resources supporting such
practices; and to identify policy issues and promising State practices in
the provision of transition services.
Draft Final Report
You may now download the Draft Final Report of the VR Transition Study, including the Executive Summary.
There are four main objectives of this study:
- Describe and classify State policies and practices for identifying
and serving youth with disabilities who are transitioning from school
to work. This should include a description of how youth are
identified and served and the percentage of the eligible population
they represent. In addition, the description should be based on factors
to be identified by the Department (such as early intervention, level
of collaboration between the State education agency (SEA) and VR agency,
Individualized Education Program (IEP) and Individualized Plan for
Employment (IPE) coordination, outreach, organizational location of
State VR agency, VR counselor's caseload size and composition, transition
personnel, resources/financial support, characteristics of transitioning
youth, types of services, parental/family involvement etc.).
- Identify and describe policies, promising practices, and other
factors that facilitate effective collaboration, transition planning,
and provision of services, including effective strategies,
policies, and practices that promote successful collaboration with
secondary schools, post secondary institutions, employers, and independent
- Identify major obstacles to collaboration and early intervention
in transition planning.
- Examine the influence of financial management considerations, including
the provision of complementary or matching funds to the VR agency by
educational or education-related agencies. Where they exist, identify
non-Title I (VR) resources used to support transition practices.
For additional information regarding the purpose and objectives of the study,
go to the Procurement Announcement
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