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What is an assessment for determining vocational rehabilitation needs?

Each person determined eligible for VR services completes an assessment of VR needs that may include:
(1) An assessment for determining vocational rehabilitation needs includes a variety of services, including counseling and guidance, to determine your unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.
(2) The purpose of the comprehensive assessment is to collect and review information you need to select the type of employment outcome to achieve and the VR services you need to achieve the employment outcome.
(3) The comprehensive assessment is limited to services necessary to select an employment outcome and to develop a plan for employment.
(4) DVR uses existing information gathered to determine eligibility, including information provided by you and your family, to the maximum extent possible and appropriate.
(5) The comprehensive assessment may include, as needed:
(a) An assessment of the personality, interests, interpersonal skills, intelligence and related functional abilities, educational abilities, work experience, vocational aptitudes, personal and social adjustments, employment opportunities, and other vocational, educational, cultural, social, recreational, and environmental factors that affect your employment and rehabilitation needs.
(b) Work in real job situations to evaluate and/or develop work behavior and capacities necessary to achieve an employment outcome, including work skills, attitudes, habits, tolerances and social behavior.
(c) Referral for assistive technology services to assess whether services or devices could increase your ability to perform work.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020, 74.08.090, August 1998 amendments to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 34 C.F.R. Parts 361 and 363, chapters 74.29, 43.19 RCW, RCW 43.43.832, 4.24.550, 71.09.340, 9A.44.130, and chapter 26.44 RCW. WSR 03-02-014, ยง 388-891-1100, filed 12/20/02, effective 2/3/03.]
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