Rehabilitation Services Accreditation System (RSAS) was established in 1987 to expand program opportunities for providers of rehabilitative services and to expand vocational opportunities for the individuals they serve.
Our organization structure, standards, and procedures were determined and developed with the assistance of a large group of private agency directors and individuals with experience in many phases of rehabilitation field.
We have awarded accreditation status to vocational service organizations in Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Montana, Colorado and Washington.
The performance based accreditation system pioneered by RSAS directs attention to outcomes rather than traditional service models.
Additionally, RSAS staff provide technical expertise and consultation upon request to member agencies towards the goal of better service to the participants they serve.
Our mission is to: 1) identify and recognize high quality community rehabilitation services, through the standardized measurement and publication of outcomes, 2) foster the availability of a wide range of community based choices for persons with disabilities, 3) encourage a closer working partnership between the participant, the community rehabilitation worker, and the vocational rehabilitation counselor, 4) encourage the highest professional standards and performance of all community rehabilitation services, 5) continually strive for efficient and economic operations and 6) preserve rehabilitation funds for the benefit of the participants.