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Vocational Rehabilitation (VR): A Young Adult’s Guide

Tip Sheet - English and Spanish versions

Date Posted: Monday, May 14, 2012
By: Jennifer Whitney, Lisa M. Smith, Tania Duperoy


Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies are located in every US state. VR helps people with physical or mental health disabilities achieve employment and live independently by offering vocational counseling and related individualized services. This tip sheet explains how young adults with serious mental health conditions can take advantage of the VR services in their state.

Originally published as: Transitions RTC, The Word on Work, Tip Sheet 6, April 2012.

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Subject Area

Employment, Transition Age Youth


Vocational rehabilitation, Spanish, transition age youth, young adults

Suggested Citation

Whitney J, Smith LM, Duperoy T. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR): A Young Adult’s Guide [English and Spanish versions]. Psychiatry Information in Brief 2012;9(5):1070. Retrieved from