Voc Rehab, or VR, stands for Vocational Rehabilitation, and refers to a state/federal agency that helps people who meet certain qualifications find jobs. This help can include helping pay for your education after high school. In New Hampshire, VR is part of the Department of Education.
NH Voc Rehab works with individual students and also sponsors activities for groups of students:
- Earn and Learn
- Project Search (five locations): Concord, Keene, Lebanon, Nashua, Seacoast
- Project Income
- ACES Summer Program
A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities is a comprehensive overview of how the state, local school districts and VR work together with students and families to plan for the future. It links elements of good transition planning back to the related federal legislation. (PDF, 62 pages, 2017)
“Simply Said,” 4:26-minutes long, was produced by PACER Center for Minnesota’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services. It was designed to help youth with disabilities learn how their local VR counselor can help them figure out and achieve their goals. The New Hampshire program is similar.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR): A Young Adult’s Guide, from Transitions RTC in Massachusetts, explains VR in a clear, simple and straightforward way (PDF, 4 pages, 2012).