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Abstract Details for Module 1: Rehabilitation History and Legislation

It is important for rehabilitation counselors to know, understand, and to be able to apply the key pieces of legislation impacting rehabilitation services in the United States. Knowledge of legislation is important because it affects who is determined eligible for rehabilitation services, how rehabilitation services are provided, the rights of persons with disabilities in the rehabilitation process and in the work environment, and how rehabilitation services are evaluated. The counselor who has an understanding of previous and current legislation will be better able to meet the needs of customers requesting rehabilitation services.