Specific Aspects of Legal Regulation of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Disabled in Lithuania

Aušra Tartilaitė


The article reveals several most important preconditions for integration of disabled into the labour market – specifics of the legal system of professional rehabilitation of the disabled, the role of state institutions in organization of professional rehabilitation services for the disabled, the rules for delivery of such services, and the importance of criteria’s to determine the need for professional rehabilitation. The authors emphasize that positive results can be achieved by higher individualization and that the state assistance is necessary during the employment. The article discusses the latest changes in the national legislation, the statistical data of the Lithuanian Labour Exchange and suggests several areas where the legislation on the professional rehabilitation of the disabled people can be improved.


vocational rehabilitation; the disabled; social integration

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"Public Policy and Administration" ISSN online 2029-2872 / ISSN print 1648-2603