Primary Disabilities of Persons Served
Mental Illness 38%
Intellectual Disabilities 25%
Orthopedic/Neurological Impairments 17%
Other Physical Impairments 6%
Deafness and Other Hearing Impairments 5%
General Physical Debilitation 4%
Blindness and Other Visual Impairments 3%
Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury as the cause of their disability represented 1.8% of persons served. Persons with Autism as the cause of disability represented 1.6% of persons served.
Intellectual disabilities include persons with learning disabilities, mental retardation and other cognitive impairments. Other includes persons who are deaf-blind and persons with communicative or respiratory impairments.
Demographics of VR Consumers
Marital status of persons served
Widowed – 1.6%
Separated – 5.5%
Married – 14.4%
Divorced – 17.3%
Single – 61.2%
Gender of persons served
Male – 51%
Female – 49%
Race and ethnicity of person served
White – 78%
Black or African American – 15%
Multi-racial – 4%
American Indian or Alaska Native – 2%
Asian, Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1%
6% of consumers declared Hispanic/Latino as their ethnic background.
Educational background of applicants
1.3% Master's degree or higher
4.4% Bachelor’s degree
12.6% Associate degree or vocational/technical certificate
19.8% Post-secondary education with no degree
33.9% High school or GED
23.4% Grades 9-12, no diploma
2.2% Special Education Certificate
2.1% Grades 1-8
.2% No formal education
Out of 17,616 persons served, 25% were transition-aged youth with disabilities (ages 21 or younger at the time of application).
There were 8,040 new applications seeking opportunities for employment.
The average length of time from application to successful employment was 22 months.