What We Do
Review, analyze, and advise Nebraska VR regarding their performance under the 1998 Amendments to the Rehabilitation Act, including responsibilities relating to: eligibility; order of selection; the extent, scope, and effectiveness of services provided; and functions performed by state agencies that affect or potentially affect the ability of individuals with disabilities in achieving employment outcomes under this Act.
In partnership with Nebraska VR, develop, agree to, and review State goals and priorities, evaluate the effectiveness of the vocational rehabilitation program, and submit reports of progress to the Commissioner.
Assist in the preparation of the State plan and amendments to the plan, applications, reports, needs assessments, and evaluations required in the Act.
To the extent feasible, conduct a review and analysis of the effectiveness of and consumer satisfaction with: functions performed by the designated State agency; vocational rehabilitation services provided by State agencies and other public and private entities responsible for providing vocational rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities under this Act; and employment outcomes achieved by eligible individuals receiving services including the availability of health and other employment benefits in connection with such employment outcomes.
Prepare and submit an annual report to the Governor and the Commissioner on the status of vocational rehabilitation programs operated within the state, and make the report available to the public.
To avoid duplication of efforts and enhance the number of individuals served, coordinate activities with the activities of other councils within the state.
Provide for the coordination and the establishment of working relationships between Nebraska VR and the Statewide Independent Living Council and centers for independent living within the State.
Perform such other functions, consistent with this Act, as the Council determines to be appropriate.