Explore VR: Informing Research Policy and Practice


Welcome to ExploreVR!

ExploreVR offers vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies easy and convenient access to a range of VR research, related data, and tools for planning, evaluation, and decision-making.

VR Spotlight

SGA Project

The ICI implemented the SGA Model Demonstration rigorously testing a rapid engagement coordinated team approach in Kentucky and Minnesota to improve wage outcomes of vocational rehabilitation customers who received SSDI benefits. Read the Mathematica Policy Research evaluation reports and watch this video for a first person account.


Job-Driven Toolkits

The Job-Driven Toolkits provide resources on promising and emerging job-driven strategies from the field. The toolkits help embed and sustain job-driven VR practices that lead to improved employment outcomes for people with disabilities.


Business Engagement is interaction between employers, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other organizations.  


Customized Training (CT) programs and partnerships fulfill employer or industry needs for skilled workers.


Employer Supports are services provided by vocational rehabilitation (VR) in response to the needs of businesses.


Labor Market Information (LMI) is information for job-seekers about employer hiring trends.


Register for a job-driven webinar presented by Connecticut Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind about LMI
Learn more about job-driven Communities of Practice on Labor Market Information, Paid Work Experiences, and Business Engagement Data
Watch a panel presentation of Maryland DORS, the community college, local Starbucks district managers, and a VR consumer as they discuss their partnership and customized training program