Wyoming assessment of rehabilitation needs



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WYOMING ASSESSMENT OF

REHABILITATION NEEDS

2006




Prepared for
The Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation,

Jim McIntosh, Administrator

and

The State Rehabilitation Council
by
Western Management Services, LLC

Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003

February 2007

Table of Contents


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Introduction and Goals

History of the Rehabilitation Act

Continuum of Services

Demographics

Wyoming’s Population in General

Minority Populations

Populations with Disabilities in Wyoming

Demographics of DVR Caseload

Population Projections for Wyoming

Projected Employment Outlook and Labor Market

Public Input and Concerns

Focus Groups

Mail Surveys

Interviews

Resource Inventory

Vocational Rehabilitation

Other Services that Promote Independence

Internet Resources

Efficacy of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Wyoming Students in Transition

Innovative Transition Ideas from Research and Other States

The School to Work Opportunities Act

Analysis and Findings



Recommendations







Basic Principles of Rehabilitation Philosophy
Comprehensive treatment involves the “whole person”, because life-areas are interdependent. Rehabilitation programs must be conducted with interdisciplinary and interagency integration.”
Excerpt taken from a list of 20 principles developed by Jenkins, W.M., Peterson, J.B. & Szymanski, E.M. (1992).

Philosophical, historical and legislative aspects of the rehabilitation counseling profession.

In R.M. Parker & E.M Szymanski (Eds.), Rehabilitation Counseling, (2nd ed.), (pp. 1-41), Austin, Texas: PRO-ED, Inc.


INTRODUCTION AND GOALS



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