Specific Aspects of Legal Regulation of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Disabled in Lithuania
Keywords:vocational rehabilitation, the disabled, social integration.
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.