This chapter outlines the important steps associated with creating an Individualized Written Rehabilitation Plan (IWRP), how to amend an IWRP, and when to perform a Joint Annual Review. The IWRP is an agreement of necessary services, identified funding sources, and description of goals between the consumer, the consumer’s representative, if any, and the counselor. The services agreed to in the IWRP are detailed and outlined policies are followed as they pertain to each service. Each IWRP is unique and is written to meet each consumer’s specific rehabilitation needs.

The assessment of the consumer’s rehabilitation needs drives the selection and delivery of services that will help the consumer prepare for his or her planned rehabilitation goals.