Short Tilte:The program without walls: Innovative approach to state agency vocational rehabilitation of persons with traumatic brain injury
Journal:Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):04, 85, 4, Suppl 2, S68-S72
Article describes the evaluation of the Program Without Walls (PWW), a community-based approach for state rehabilitation counselors to provide vocational rehabilitation (VR) services to people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Twenty-one consumers with TBI received person-centered, community-based services from a team of freelance consultants who were recruited, trained, and supervised by the state VR counselor overseeing the PWW team; and 21 age-matched controls received traditional VR services. Outcome variables were case status at closure, weekly earnings at closure, hours working at closure, and cost of case services. Results showed that the PWW successfully placed more consumers who worked a greater number of hours per week and earned more per week than those who received traditional VR services without increasing the cost of case services.