Cross-reference: For definition of employment outcome, see Chapter 11, CLOSURE, Policy 1, Section A2.
Note: For codes for disability and cause, see AWARE-12 form in the Forms Cabinet.
The individual’s disability shall be considered to be most significant when the counselor documents that the individual meets all three (3) of the following criteria:
Note 1: This definition is used to establish the need for Supported Employment services (and priority category if DRS is on an order of selection).
Note 2: The criteria for most significant were established by DRS in consultation with the State Rehabilitation Council as required by 2016 Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.5(c)(30) and 2016 Federal Regulation 34 CFR § 361.36(d).
Links to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) are currently unavailable while we await federal changes to the vocational rehabilitation program. Upon promulgation of the final regulations the links will be updated and activated.