The WIOA stresses the importance of helping people with disabilities retain and advance in their careers. To assist with this endeavor, the NRTC has developed two checklists to assess the need for career advancement or job retention services for employed VR consumers. Because many persons with visual impairments request services while employed, these checklists are ideal for use during intake. However, for those consumers who gain employment later in the VR process, these checklists can help you assess if they have any job retention or advancement needs prior to closure as rehabilitated.
In addition to the checklists, the NRTC has developed a collection of resources for professionals and for persons with vision loss that address common challenges to career advancement and job retention.