Voc Rehab’s Role in Transition

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:

More resources

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).

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with DisabilitiesTransition Guide 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).

The Career Index is a comprehensive online occupational information system developed specifically for Voc Rehab staff and customers. Anyone can use it to explore careers – you have to create an account first but it is free.

NH Voc Rehab logo

“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.