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When Ability Counts. . .
Count on Rehabilitation Services

Rehabilitation Services is the cornerstone of Georgia’s rehabilitation community. . .

The five unique programs of Rehabilitation Services have a singular purpose – to help ensure that people with disabilities can reach their potential through independence and employment.

People with disabilities who join Georgia’s world-class workforce are self-sufficient, valued citizens who pay taxes, buy goods and services, rent apartments, own homes, and shop at malls. They do not need direct financial assistance, and that saves society millions of dollars.

There are 940,000 Georgians with disabilities between the ages of 21 and 64, and 276,000 of them want to work. If just 1% of those people worked full time for a year at the average weekly wage of the VR client ($273), almost $40 million dollars would flow back into the Georgia economy.

Rehabilitation Services is cost effective. . .

Most workplace accommodations cost employers less than $100.

For every rehabilitation dollar spent, $35 is returned through taxes and reduced government benefits.

Disability Adjudication Services adjudicates claims of Georgia citizens who apply for federal disability benefits. Nearly 10,000 claims are processed each month, resulting in Social Security disability payments to eligible Georgians of over $230 million monthly.

Rehabilitation Services is a success story. . .

In each of the last five fiscal years, approximately 4,000 Georgians with disabilities were successfully rehabilitated and employed in meaningful jobs at competitive wages.

The Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation serves approximately 6,500 clients each year.

The average annual salary for a licensed blind vendor in the Business Enterprise Program in FY2005 was $41,565.

Georgia Industries for the Blind is largely self-supporting, with about 93% of its operating dollars generated by product sales.

The VR program serves over 35,000 Georgians annually, and has working relationships with more than 3,200 Georgia businesses.

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