Order of Selection
After thorough review and evaluation, the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is seeking approval through an amendment to the Unified State Plan to implement a process called “order of selection” for Indiana’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. Once approved and implemented, VR will prioritize individuals with the most significant disabilities to receive services. A state VR agency is required to implement an order of selection when it anticipates that it will not have sufficient fiscal or personnel resources to fully serve all eligible individuals. Indiana will be the 35th state to implement this process, which must be used to prioritize consumer services in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). BRS anticipates implementing the order of selection by the end of the current federal fiscal year, pending approval from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration.
The following is an archive of documents and other information related to this initiative.
- WIOA Unified State Plan public comment follow up (05/08/2017)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services public hearings (03/24/2017)
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services Order of Selection (03/10/2017)
American Sign Language (ASL) videos
- Order of Selection Letter with ASL/CART (03/31/2017)
- Order of Selection (OOS) (04/01/2017)
- A View Into VR, Order of Selecton (04/12/2017)
- A View from My Window podcast host Michelle Fischer interviews DDRS Director Kylee Hope and BRS Director Theresa Koleszar about Order of Selection