Resource Center

Our resource center is an evolving source of state-of-the-art information for private and public rehabilitation professionals.
If you have a resource you would like to share with your rehabilitation colleagues around the nation, please contact us at

Free Journal Resources
Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research 

The Journal of Blindness Innovation and Research (JBIR) is the first international, interdisciplinary, open-access journal created by blind people to address the real problems of blindness. JBIR is a multidisciplinary publication presenting primary research, scholarly reviews, and reports of innovative information and research related to the blind. The journal strives to publish research and professional practice manuscripts that broaden and deepen our understanding about blindness and best practices for increasing the independence, self-respect, self-determination, and potential of individuals who are blind. Relevant topics may include, but are not limited to, the education/rehabilitation of the blind, innovations related to Braille and the use of Braille, techniques and tools for independent movement and travel by the blind, development of cutting-edge technological approaches, findings that can affect advocacy- related efforts, analysis of data sets providing descriptive information about the blind, and original practices in preparing professionals and paraprofessionals to work with the blind. The National Federation of the Blind publishes JBIR two times per year. Issues of JBIR can be read at To receive notifications of when a new issue of JBIR is published, readers are encouraged to create an account at

University Programs

George Washington University- Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling
GW’s Rehabilitation Counseling degree encompasses a wide range of counseling theories and practices, including multicultural counseling, attitudinal and environmental barriers for people with disabilities, rehabilitation services, case management, medical and psychosocial aspects of disability, job placement and ethical standards for rehabilitation counselors.

Utah State University- Master's in Rehabilitation Counseling 
USU's Master of Rehabilitation Counseling program is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education (CORE). It is one of Utah State's highest ranked graduate programs, and according to U.S. News & World Report, its ranking is in the top 20 in its category. Rehabilitation counselors provide services to adults with a broad range of disabilities to help them obtain gainful employment and take control of their lives. In addition to traditional on-campus courses, classes are offered through Internet-based distance education. Those who complete either the on-campus or distance program are eligible to take the national Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) examination, which USU students pass at a 94% rate on the first attempt, and almost 100 percent of graduates find employment as rehabilitation counselors. (Available 90% online, with 2 one week summer classes on campus).

Michigan State University 
The employment success and diversity of our graduates attests to the mission of the program to train the highest quality professionals. Rehabilitation counselors work with individuals to achieve their personal, social, psychological, educational and vocational goals and are employed in a wide variety of settings.

University of Wisconsin 
The focus of study in Rehabilitation Psychology concerns the application of psychology principles to understanding the needs of people with disabilities in rehabilitation settings. Instruction addresses understanding the impact of physical, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities and providing rehabilitation services such as counseling, assessment, job placement, case management, and advocacy.

University of Iowa

The M.A. in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling prepares professional counselors to assist persons with physical, sensory, psychiatric, and intellectual disabilities — psychiatric disabilities in particular — and mental health conditions by coordinating resources and providing services in: Psychological wellness, Employment, Independent living, Personal or economic development, Community mental health settings, Transistion and post-secondary education.