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IARP Professional Interest Sections

IARP's professional interest sections give every IARP member an opportunity to understand the variety of practice areas open to rehabilitation professionals. It is through these sections that IARP helps to develop the skills and expertise members need to prosper over the course of their career.

Each IARP section is open to every member. There is no extra fee to join a section as it is part of IARP's all-inclusive membership dues.

Each IARP section is governed by a board of directors and offers a multitude of opportunities for members to volunteer for leadership roles and tasks.

Forensic Section

The IARP Forensic Section members comprise a unique and diversified group of vocational experts, life care planners and vocational economists. Our section continues to offer invaluable information through conferences, discussions with other professionals, and challenging experiences in our practices.

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Life Care Planning - IALCP Section

Welcome to Life Care Planning - IALCP Section. This section promotes high standards of professional performance and ethics, in-service training, networking and cooperative efforts to advance (the practice) of life care planning.

Life care planners are a multidisciplinary group of rehabilitation professionals that include but not limited to nurses, rehabilitation counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, physicians, and psychologists. Life care plans identify current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs. Life Care Plans are utilized in case management and resolution of workers’ compensation claims, civil litigation, mediation, trust funding, reserve setting for insurance companies, discharge planning, Medicare set-asides, elder care, and other arenas. Life care planning is an established field with national certifications, and published standards of practice. Use this community to learn, exchange ideas, and make connections with other life care planning professionals.

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Rehabilitation and Disability Case Management Section

IARP's Rehabilitation and Disability Case Management Section provides professional development, continuing education, research and networking for vocational & medical case managers who coordinate care for individuals with disabilities. Use this community to exchange ideas, solve problems and make connections with other case management professionals.

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Social Security Vocational Expert Section (Restricted- Visit page for section participation requirements)

The IARP Social Security Vocational Expert Section represents the interests of vocational experts that testify before the Social Security Administration. United through membership in the IARP SSVE section, social security vocational experts are well positioned for responsive communication with the Administration.

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Vocational Rehabilitation Transition Services Section

Whether you are new to vocational rehabilitation transition services, curious, or are currently providing transition services, please join in the discussion devoted to increasing the knowledge and skills of those working with special education students receiving transition services.

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