Short Tilte:Replicated positive results for the VCC model of vocational intervention after ABI within the social model of disability
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):06, 20, 3, 227-236
This study replicated the original findings of the evaluation of the effectiveness of the vocational case coordinator (VCC) model of vocational rehabilitation after acquired brain injury (ABI) with a different VCC. Early intervention, work trials, temporary or long-term supported employment, and employer education are key features of the VCC model. One hundred and thirty-eight subjects with ABI were assisted by a VCC to develop self-directed vocational plans and networks of medical center and community services. One year after initial placement, 80 percent of the participants remained in community-based employment, 56 percent of them with no support. Better outcomes were associated with earlier intervention but not with initial injury severity.