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Institute on Rehabilitation Issues



The primary purpose of the Institute on Rehabilitation Issues (IRI) is to develop publications for use in training and technical assistance for vocational rehabilitation (VR) counselors, consumers, administrators, and other partners in the VR process. IRI publications provide a unique perspective on emerging issues in vocational rehabilitation as both the topics and the content are developed by practitioners.

For more than fifty-five years, the IRI has been a national forum for discussing the important challenges facing the State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Program. It is the longest running event of its kind in the rehabilitation field, and one of the longest in the human services profession. The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) sponsors the IRI in collaboration with representatives from the State VR agencies, consumer groups, and other stakeholders in the VR program, in order to develop a linkage between knowledge development and practitioner utilization.

The topics are solicited each year from VR agency personnel and other stakeholders under the signature of the Commissioner of RSA and reviewed by the IRI National Planning Committee. The IRI monographs are widely used by VR counselors and supervisors, Human Resource Development (HRD) specialists, community-based rehabilitation service providers, administrators, researchers, and education and policy analysts. Publications can be found at http://iriforum.org/books.aspx




Publications


38th IRI
Assume Nothing! A Monograph from the 38th Institute on Rehabilitation Issues To Address Underserved Populations, Including Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind

38th IRI
Return on Investment and Economic Impact: Determining and Communicating the Value of Vocational Rehabilitation

37th IRI
Understanding the Affordable Care Act: A Toolkit for VR Counselors

36th IRI
The State Rehabilitation Council—Vocational Rehabilitation Partnership: Working Together Works

35th IRI
eLearning and Vocational Rehabilitation

35th IRI
VR and Corrections

34th IRI
The Aging Workforce

34th IRI
When Johnny (or Jeannie) Comes Marching Home…and Back to Work

33th IRI
Recruitment and Retention of Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors

32th IRI
The VR-Business Network: Charting Your Course

32th IRI
Rehabilitation of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

31th IRI
Leading and Managing Change in Public Vocational Rehabilitation

31th IRI
Consumer Organizations

30th IRI
A New Paradigm for Vocational Evaluation: Empowering the VR Consumer through Vocational Information

30th IRI
Innovative Methods for Providing VR Services to Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities

29th IRI
Promoting Consumer Empowerment through Professional VR Counseling

29th IRI
Teaching Orientation and Mobility: Non-Traditional Approaches to Meeting Critical Staffing Shortages

28th IRI
Investing in the Transition of Youth with Disabilities to Productive Careers

28th IRI
Distance Education: Opportunities and Issues for the Public Vocational Rehabilitation Program

27th IRI
Effective Strategies for Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Chronic Kidney Disease

27th IRI
Providing Vocational Rehabilitation in a Workforce Environment

26th IRI
The Family as a Critical Partner in the Achievement of a Successful Employment Outcome

26th IRI
Using the Internet as a Resource to the Work of the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor

25th IRI
Serving Individuals who are Low-Functioning Deaf


 


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