Briefs from the Institute for Community Inclusion

The following is a selection of relevant topical briefs pertaining to the field of vocational rehabilitation and employment for individuals with disabilities. To view the entire collection of publications available through ICI, go to:

Placement Planning

More Than Just a Job: Person-Centered Career Planning

Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Quality Employment Practices

The 30-Day Placement Plan: A Road Map to Employment

Job Development

Increasing Placement Through Professional Networking

Making Networking Easier for Job Seekers: A Guide

When Existing Jobs Don't Fit: A Guide to Job Creation

Job Seeker/Family Resources

Getting the Most from the Public Vocational Rehabilitation System

Going To Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities (2009 Edition)

Massachusetts Public and Subsidized Housing Tenants: Know Your Rights! Get a Rent Freeze When You Go to Work

Evaluating Your Agency and Its Services: A Checklist for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Quality Employment Services: Will You Know It When You See It?

Starting with Me: A Guide to Person-Centered Planning for Job Seekers

One-Stop Centers: A Guide for Job Seekers with Disabilities

Networking: A Consumer Guide to an Effective Job Search

Teaching Networking Skills: Paving a Way to Jobs and Careers (Teaching manual)

A Common Path: Navigating Your Way to Successful Negotiations in the Workplace

Four Strategies to Find a Good Job: Advice from Job Seekers with Disabilities

Youth & Transition

Making Dreams a Reality: Using Personal Networks to Achieve Goals as You Prepare to Leave High School

Stories of Success: Using Networking and Mentoring Relationships in Career Planning for Students with Disabilities and Their Families

Transition Age Special Education Students and SSI: What Parents Should Know

Building Authentic Visions: How to Support the Focus Person in Person Centered Planning

Disability Policy

Minimum Wage Increase: What It Means for People with Disabilities

Minimum Wage Increase: A Guide for Disability Service Providers

Going To Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities (2011 Edition)

Making It Easier to Go to Work: What the Changes at Social Security Mean to You

Massachusetts Public and Subsidized Housing Tenants: Know Your Rights! Get a Rent Freeze When You Go to Work

Rent Freeze Basics for Public and Subsidized Housing Tenants Who Go to Work: A Guide for Mass. Community Service Providers

The Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency Program and Established Under the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act of 1999

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title 1: Employment

Provisions in the Final Regulations Governing the State VR Program Describing the Interplay with WIA and TWWIIA

WIA and One-Stop Centers: Opportunities and Issues for the Disability Community

Multiple Perspectives on Implementing the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1992

The Applicability of the ADA to Personal Assistance Services in the Workplace

Service Delivery

Achieving Quality Services: A Checklist for Evaluating Your Agency

Effective Customer Service Delivery in Employment Support: Finding a Common Ground Between Guided and Self-Directed Service Delivery

Characteristics of Effective Employment Services: The Consumers' Perspective

Self-Determination: A Fundamental Ingredient of Employment Support

VR Practice & Research

Massachusetts Employment and Disability Snapshot Report, 2000-2005

What Do Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Cost?

Timeframe from Application to Closure in Integrated Employment for Vocational Rehabilitation Customers with Developmental Disabilities

VR Rehabilitation Rates of People with Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities (MR/DD) in 2005

The Relationship Between Supported Employment Status and Minimum Wage for Vocational Rehabilitation Integrated Employment Closures in 2004

Trends and Emerging Issues Regarding SSA/VR Reimbursements for SSI/SSDI Recipients

Employment Services and Outcomes of People Receiving Welfare Benefits and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

VR Outcomes for People with Spinal Cord Injury

Diabetes and Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Services and Outcomes

Local Vocational Rehabilitation Interagency Agreements for Employment: Partners, Collaborative Activities, and Impact

Postsecondary Education as a Critical Step Toward Meaningful Employment: Vocational Rehabilitation's Role