Community Rehabilitation Program

In the vocational rehabilitation system, a "community rehabilitation program" is a program that provides directly, or facilitates the provision of, vocational rehabilitation services to people with disabilities to enable them to maximize opportunities for employment. Some of the services provided by a community rehabilitation program may include, but are not limited to: 1) Medical, psychiatric, psychological, social, and vocational services that are provided under one management; 2) Recreational therapy, physical and occupational therapy, speech, language, and hearing therapy; 3) Psychiatric, psychological, and social services including positive behavior management; 4) Disability evaluations and orientation and mobility services; and 5) Job development, placement, and retention services. A community rehabilitation program often has in-depth knowledge about disability supports, services and providers in their communities.

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