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Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Individual Placement and Support Lead to Employment


Matthew Adamson was introduced to IPS (Individual Placement & Support) through his Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.Matthew Adamson

Matthew wanted to work but knew he would need assistance to find and keep a job. Matthew also had an interest in going to school as he wanted to become a counselor. At one point, Matthew was going to give up on working and just focus on school. 

The employment specialist connected Matthew with a mental health agency who was hiring for a peer support specialist. Matthew went in for an informational interview and was eventually hired for the position.

Matthew reports “I struggled with mental health and substance but with the support and encouragement of the IPS Program, I am now able to provide support to other people who struggle like I have in the past. I was going to give up on everything, but being apart of IPS changed my life and I am grateful for the opportunity”