Vocational Rehabilitation Services: UCAT
Vocational rehabilitation services are critical for people with disabilities who want to enter or re-enter the workforce. These services provide a range of supports and resources that help individuals with disabilities obtain and maintain employment. In Utah, the Utah Center for Assistive Technology (UCAT) is a key provider of vocational rehabilitation services.
UCAT is a state-funded program that provides assistive technology services to individuals with disabilities throughout Utah. Their vocational rehabilitation services aim to help individuals with disabilities achieve their career goals by providing them with the necessary tools, technology, and resources to succeed in their chosen field.
One of the primary services offered by UCAT is assistive technology assessment and training. Assistive technology is any device or tool that helps individuals with disabilities perform daily tasks, including tasks related to employment. UCAT’s assistive technology experts work with individuals to identify the specific devices and tools that will help them succeed in their chosen career. They then provide training and support to ensure that the individual knows how to use the technology effectively.
In addition to assistive technology services, UCAT also offers job placement and coaching services. These services help individuals with disabilities find and secure employment that is aligned with their career goals and interests. UCAT job coaches work with individuals to develop resumes, practice interview skills, and identify job opportunities. They also provide ongoing support once the individual is employed to ensure that they are successful in their new position.
UCAT’s vocational rehabilitation services are available to individuals with any type of disability, including physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities. They also provide services to individuals of all ages, from high school students to adults.
If you or someone you know is interested in vocational rehabilitation services, contact a Utah Family Voices parent consultant today to learn more about these programs and how they can help your family.