|Definition||:||Rehabilitation Services Administration|
|Category||:||Governmental » Departments & Agencies|
Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), oversees grants programs that assist individuals with disabilities, such as learning disabilities, in obtaining employment and living more independently. It provides support like counseling, psychological and medical services, job training, and other individualized services.
The major Title I formula grant program of RSA provides funding to states vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies for employment-related services to persons with disabilities. Priority is given to those who are most severely disabled.
People with disabilities can overcome barriers by participating in local VR programs. They are encouraged to be focused on their abilities and receive the training necessary to enable them to get employed.
You may be eligible for VR services if you:
Income is not an determining factor in determining your eligibility. It depends on how severe your disability affects your ability work.
Call the nearest field office and schedule a visit with a counselor. This is the first step.
To find your local VR program, go to http://rsa.ed.gov/people.cfm and click on “State Agencies/Contacts.” Each state’s VR contact information is listed.
RSA supports and administers many grant programs and projects to assist people with disabilities. To learn more about any of these programs, go to http://rsa.ed.gov/programs.cfm and click on the program title. This list does not include the following programs