Vocational Rehabilitation

Services that prepare a participant for employment.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) provides quality individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment.

The individual will work closely with a VR Counselor (VRC) throughout the process. Through active participation in their rehabilitation, people with disabilities achieve a greater level of independence in their workplace and living environments. Click here for the VR statewide location map.

Indiana Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Family Supports Waiver (FSW) and the Community Integration & Habilitation (CIH) Medicaid Waivers:

  • Pre-vocational Services: Prevocational services are services that prepare a participant for paid or unpaid employment.  These services include Teaching concepts like compliance, attendance, task completion, problem-solving, and safety.  Prevocational services are not job-task oriented but are aimed at generalized results.
  • Workplace Assistance: Workplace Assistance services provide a range of personal care services and/or supports during paid competitive community employment in a community employment setting to help participants accomplish tasks they would normally do for themselves if they didn’t have a disability. Includes Direct supervision, monitoring, training, education, demonstration, or support to assist with personal care.
  • Extended Services: Ongoing employment support services which enable an individual to maintain integrated competitive employment in a community setting for those who are already employed in a community-based, competitive job that pays at or above minimum wage.

Extended services are usually used after the participant has worked with Vocational Rehabilitation (VR), but still needs a little more support.

Through a generous grant from the AWS Foundation, The Autism Society of Indiana is able to provide employment support through our Career Services Program for individuals who do not qualify for funding through Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services in Allen and the surrounding counties at no cost.

If you would like to work with Autism Society of Indiana as your Vocational Rehabilitation Provider, please email ASIEmployment@inautism.org.

To see a list of the VR Providers (also known as Community Rehabilitation Provider (CRP), follow this link.