Vocational Rehabilitation and pre-Employment Transition Services

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) provides vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with disabilities to achieve their employment goals. They work with youth and adults who have various types of disabilities. MRC is just one of the state human service agencies that assist youth with disabilities. In general, MRC is the agency that can provide vocational and independent living supports to individuals with disabilities.

How can the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) help?

1. Find out eligibility requirements for MRC services.

2. Learn how to get connected to MRC through the Chapter 688 referral and understand what services vocational rehabilitation can provide. Youth with disabilities and their parents can also contact MRC to apply for services (outside of the Chapter 688 referral process).

3. Understand pre-employment transition services (pre-ETS) provided under WIOA and pre-ETS services in Massachusetts.  

We're live with Jennifer Stewart, Statewide Transition Director for MRC. Resources will be linked in comments after recording ends.

Posted by Federation for Children with Special Needs on Tuesday, August 27, 2019

To learn more about the MRC pre-ETS program watch this short video.

4. Explore national workforce development resources such as the Department of Labor and MassHire.

5. Learn more about the WIOA Family Support Project here at the Federation.