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  • Program-Specific Requirements for Vocational Rehabilitation (Combined or General)

    The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services Portion of the Unified or Combined State Plan [13] must include the following descriptions and estimates, as required by section 101(a) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by title IV of WIOA:


    [13] Sec. 102(b)(2)(D)(iii) of WIOA

    • h. Interagency Cooperation

      Describe how the designated State unit will collaborate with the State agency responsible for administering each of the following programs to develop opportunities for competitive integrated employment, to the greatest extent practicable:

h. 3. The State agency responsible for providing mental health services.

Current Narrative:

IPS SE is a collaborative effort between the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services to serve individual with severe mental illness and co—occurring substance use disorder.  We currently have three IPS programs in Alabama, Chilton Shelby (rural), Mobile (urban and the mental health center in Alabama that serves the most individuals) and Montgomery (another urban area). The memorandum of agreement with the ADMH and ADRS includes roles and responsibilities (including fiscal responsibilities) and measurable objectives.

ADRS benefits counseling staff work in collaboration with IPS staff coordinating services and providing additional support.