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||Reciprocal Services Between Virginia Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies
||This Policy and Procedures Directive serves to inform agency staff that the Vocational Rehabilitation Program has developed new policy regarding the provision of services to individuals who are eligible for and receiving vocational rehabilitation services concurrently from DBVI and the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). The policy explains how services will be developed, how referrals will flow between the two agencies, how eligibility for services will be determined, how the agencies'' Order of Selection will be considered, how services will be coordinated, financial sponsorship of services, case closures, and reviews of determinations by each agencies (appeals).
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Posted On 12/3/2018
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|Explanation or Citations
||Based on 34 CFR 361.24(e), when there is a separate vocational rehabilitation agency for the blind within a state, the two vocational rehabilitation agencies must establish reciprocal services for individuals who have multiple disabilities, including visual impairments. DBVI and DARS have a Cooperative Agreement that provides for reciprocal services to eligible individuals.
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