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Section 4: Access, utilization, and cost of services

4.7. How many people with a primary disability of mental disorders are served by Vocational Rehabilitation?

Vocational Rehabilitation is another important service system for people with mental disorders. In FY2000, about 22.7% of the total number of clients who exited the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) system had a primary disability of mental disorders (141,749 of 624,250). Among the group of VR clients with competitive or self-employment outcomes in 2000, 20.6% were people with mental disorders, autism, or traumatic brain injury as their primary disability (44,872 of 217,711).

About 1 in 5 successfully employed clients of Vocational Rehabilitation has a primary disability of mental disorders.

Figure 27 (see data table for text-only version)

Figure 27: Number and percentage of successfully employed clients of Vocational Rehabilitation, by mental disorders as a primary disability and all other primary disabilities, 2000

Source: Rehabilitation Services Administration Program Data, FY 2000

Surveys: Data analysis special run for Mental Health Services: Major Disability with Mental Health Conditions Specified by Closure Type and Work Status at Closure: FY 2000.

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