Document Type

Practice Guidelines

Publisher

University of Montana Rural Institute

Publication Date

6-2002

Abstract

RTC: Rural researchers surveyed 571 U.S. Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to learn about linkages between Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and SBDCs that could enhance self-employment outcomes for people with disabilities. 346 of 527 deliverable surveys were returned for a 64% response rate. The resulting data show a positive relationship between the presence of informal and/or formal agreements and SBDCs’ experience providing self-employment services for people with disabilities. VR-SBDC coordination could expand the outcomes of both agencies, reduce fragmentation between agencies, and capitalize on the strengths of each program.

Rights

© RTC: Rural 2002

Granting Agency

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Acknowledgement

This research is supported by grant #H133B70017-01, National Institute on Disability & Rehabilitation Research, U.S. Dept. of Education.

Project Number

H133B70017-01

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