Office of Children and Family Services

New York State Commission for the Blind

Vocational Rehabilitation Policy Manual

Table of Contents

  • 0.00 Introduction
    [ Introduction as Word ] [ Introduction as PDF ]
  • 1.00 Rights and Responsibilities in the VR Process
    [ Chapter 1 as Word ] [ Chapter 1 as PDF ]
    • .01 Confidentiality
    • .02 Guidelines for Communication
    • .03 Appeals Process and Procedures
    • .04 Client Assistance Program (CAP)
    • .05 Informed Choice
  • 2.00 The Vocational Rehabilitation Process
    [ Chapter 2 as Word ] [ Chapter 2 as PDF ]
    • .01 Intraoffice and Interoffice Transfers
    • .02 Interstate Transfers
  • 3.00 Assessments and Evaluations During the VR Process
    [ Chapter 3 as Word ] [ Chapter 3 as PDF ]
  • 4.00 Determination of Eligibility - Overview
    [ Chapter 4 as Word ] [ Chapter 4 as PDF ]
    • .01 Eligibility for VR Services
    • .02 Trial Work
    • .03 Ineligibility for VR Services
    • .04 Review of the Ineligibility Decision
    • .05 Documentation of Eligibility
  • 5.00 Determination of Economic Need
    [ Chapter 5 as Word ] [ Chapter 5 as PDF ]
    • .01 Services Contingent on Economic Need
    • .02 Services Provided Without Regard to Economic Need
    • .03 Instructions for Completing the Economic Status Report
  • 6.00 Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
    [ Chapter 6 as Word ] [ Chapter 6 as PDF ]
  • 7.00 Transition Planning and Services
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    • .01 Pre-Employment Transition Planning and Services
    • .02 Referral by School Districts to NYSCB
    • .03 Transfer from NYSCB Children’s Services to NYSCB Adult Services
  • 8.00 Services for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind
    [ Chapter 8 as Word ] [ Chapter 8 as PDF ]
  • 9.00 VR Services - Overview
    [ Chapter 9 as Word ] [ Chapter 9 as PDF ]
    • .01 Vocational Counseling and Guidance Services
    • .02 Low Vision Services
    • .03 Social Casework
    • .04 Assistive Technology Services
    • .05 Assistive Technology Devices
    • .06 Maintenance
    • .07 Transportation
    • .08 Interpreter Services for Individuals who are Deaf-Blind
    • .09 Interpreter Services for Non-English-Speaking Individuals
    • .10 Medical Restoration Services
    • .11 Home Modification Services
    • .12 Services to Family Members
    • .13 Reader Services
    • .14 Personal Assistance Services
    • .15 Occupational and Professional Licenses
  • 10.00 Training - Overview
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    • .01 College Training
    • .02 Vocational, Technical, Business School Training
    • .03 Other Academic Training
    • .04 Work Experience Training
    • .05 On-The-Job Training
    • .06 Work Try-Out
    • .07 Job Coaching
    • .08 Vision Rehabilitation Therapy
    • .09 Orientation and Mobility
    • .10 Training in Community Rehabilitation Programs
  • 11.00 Comparable Services and Benefits
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  • 12.00 Competitive Integrated Employment Outcomes
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    • .01 Direct Placement
    • .02 Supported Employment
    • .03 Business Enterprise Program
    • .04 Self-Employment
  • 13.00 Post-Employment Services
    [ Chapter 13 as Word ] [ Chapter 13 as PDF ]
  • 14.00 Case Record Documentation
    [ Chapter 14 as Word ] [ Chapter 14 as PDF ]
  • 15.00 Semi-Annual and Annual Review of Individuals in Extended Employment
    [ Chapter 15 as Word ] [ Chapter 15 as PDF ]
  • 16.00 Private Vendors
    [ Chapter 16 as Word ] [ Chapter 16 as PDF ]