The Rehabilitation Act of 1973
As amended through P.L. 114–95, enacted December 10, 2015

The Rehabilitation Act replaces the Vocational Rehabilitation Act,

  • to extend and revise the authorization of grants to states for vocational rehabilitation services, with special emphasis on services to individuals with the most severe disabilities,

  • to expand special federal responsibilities and research and training programs with respect to individuals with disabilities,

  • to create linkage between state vocational rehabilitation programs and workforce investment activities carried out under title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998,

  • to establish special responsibilities for the Secretary of Education for coordination of all activities with respect to individuals with disabilities within and across programs administered by the federal government,

  • and for other purposes

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by title IV of WIOA (PDF 791KB) establishes programs and initiatives administered by RSA.

Last Modified: 02/16/2017