Transition Youth

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act further supports VR efforts to prepare youth for success in the 21st century workforce through our Transition Youth Services.

VR Transition Youth Services help students with disabilities train for a job, continue their education, or find a job after high school. Under this program, every youth will have the opportunity to participate in sponsored career counseling, work readiness training, and fully integrated work experiences in the community. These services are delivered while youth are still in high school and establish the foundation for a seamless transition to individualized training, education, and employment.

What is VR School to Work Transition?
What does School to Work Transition offer?
Who should be referred to VR?
Who qualifies for the School to Work Transition program?
When should you apply?
What happens after you qualify for transition services?
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Types of VR Assistance

While in high school:

After exiting high school:

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments (IDEA) of 1997, enacted with strong bipartisan support, significantly improved the educational opportunities for children with disabilities. IDEA focuses on teaching and learning while establishing high expectations for children with disabilities to achieve real educational results.


Resources such as brochures and other websites are available to further explain the School to Work transition process.

Contact Us

If you have additional questions regarding School to Work Transition services, contact your local VR Office or the VR Transition Team at

VR is continually working to provide you with the most current and useful information possible. If you have any comments or suggestions for improving this web page, please contact the VR Transition Team at