Voc Rehab’s Role in Transition

The New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, also known as Voc Rehab, or VR, is 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 VR works with individual students and also sponsors activities for groups of students:

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IEP teams are encouraged to open discussions with parents and students about the services offered through VR, and what the application process is. Application for VR services may begin as early as age 14. For students who have not yet applied, an annual discussion of the options for applying is encouraged.

Contact VR in New Hampshire. You can contact VR directly – you do not need to go through a school.

Figure out which regional office covers your town

Find the VR transition counselor who serves your school

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 VR staff and their customers. Anyone can use it to explore careers – you have to create an account first but it is free.

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“Introducing Vocational Rehabilitation Services NH: Simply Said,” 4:21-minutes long, was produced by PACER Center for Minnesota’s Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and customized by NH VR. It was designed to help youth with disabilities learn how their local VR counselor can help them figure out and achieve their goals.