Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA)

The CSNA Guide and appendices provide State VR agencies and State Rehabilitation Councils with tools necessary to meet the requirements of the CSNA. The WIOA amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 added two new requirements; the CSNA must identify, report, and address the vocational rehabilitation service needs of youth with disabilities and students with disabilities with respect to:

  • their need for pre-employment transition services or other transition services; and
  • an assessment of the needs for transition services and pre-employment transition services and the extent to which such services are coordinated with transition services provided under the IDEA. 

While this Guide has not been updated to include the new requirements, the recommended process for conducting a CSNA is still appropriate.

VR Needs Assessment Guide (PDF, 776KB)

VR Needs Assessment Guide Appendices (PDF, 1.9MB)

VR Needs Assessment Training (PDF, 128KB)