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: 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.