About the VFPS

The Vocational Futures Planning and Support (VFPS) process offers a unique way to allow individuals with disabilities to explore their options for employment. The original model, the Vocational Futures Planning process, emerged from a pilot project initiated in Dane County, Wisconsin in 1992. During the pilot phase, a number of focus groups were convened to conduct a stakeholder’s analysis of the barriers to employment for people with physical disabilities. The six focus groups that were assembled represented the following groups:

  • Consumers with Physical Disabilities
  • Employers
  • Long-Term Support Case Managers
  • Spouses/Personal Assistance Workers
  • Social Security Administration (SSA)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors
  • Vocational Service Providers

The list of barriers identified by the focus groups was lengthy and formidable. However, there was also a great deal of commonality between groups.

Training Team

The VFPS Training Team

The VFPS content presented on this website was created in collaboration by the following individuals:

Mary Ridgely
VFPS Project Manager

Shannon (Munn) Huff
Myrt Sieger
Deb Wisniewski

Dan Johnson
Wisconsin Department of Health Services


Training Design and Management

This training and website was designed and is managed by Employment Resources, Inc. (ERI).

Please contact us with questions about training or other materials presented on this site.