This handout describes the similarities between the IPS practice principles and the VR system.
Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment is an evidence-based practice that helps people with mental health conditions work in competitive jobs related to their preferences. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a state/federal program that assists eligible individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining competitive integrated employment related to each person’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capacities, interests, and informed choice. Individuals who have access to both IPS and VR benefit from the expertise and resources of both systems.
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