Vierling, MS. NCC, NCCC, CRC, CCM, is a Vice President and Vocational Rehabilitation
Consultant, Management Consulting & Rehabilitation Services, Inc., (Mc/RS)
in Ankeny, Iowa. A graduate of the Masters program in Counseling,
Drake University, Mr. Vierling has 26 years of experience in providing
counseling and vocational services. He consults as a case manager
for post-acute catastrophically injured individuals. Additionally,
he was a member of a vocational rehabilitation advisory panel/project
team, responsible for the development of a vocational rehabilitation
program for a national managed care company.
June 1999, the United States Supreme Court cited the results of his
vocational evaluation in a landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
decision, Murphy v. United Parcel Services, Inc. When the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new instructions to
address the definition of disability under ADA, Mr. Vierling's vocational
research was cited from the Murphy decision providing examples of
"Class of Jobs" relating to work as a major life activity.
He has provided numerous vocational evaluations in ADA litigation and
because of his interest in the process, he is a member of the Supreme
Court Historical Society.
Vierling writes and "ADA Update" column for The Case Manager,
The Official Journal of The Case Management Society of America. He
is author of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Court Decisions and
The Impact on Practice: A Comprehensive Resource Guide For
Rehabilitation Professionals, to be published in the Fall of 2002 by
Elliot & Fitzpatrick, Inc. He has also authored a series of ADA
articles in The Case Manager discussing the implications of Supreme
Court ADA decisions on the practice of case management. Mr. Vierling
has written and presented nationally on ADA, catastrophic injury,
return-to-work and vocational rehabilitation issues.
Vierling was appointed by Governor Terry Branstad to the Iowa Commission
on Persons with Disabilities and served from 1984 until 1994. In
1988, he was elected chairperson of the commission and also became a
member of The President's Committee on Employment of People With
Disabilities. The Commission was actively involved in advocating for
passage of the ADA legislation. As a result of those efforts, he was
invited by President George Bush to the signing of the ADA bill at the
White House on July 26, 1990. In September of 1992, he received a
congratulatory letter from President Bush for efforts to promote full and
harmonious compliance with the ADA legislation.
National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC),
Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), and a Certified Case Manager
(CCM), he is also a Certified Instructor for the Career Development
Facilitator Curriculum (CDF), a national training program for
paraprofessionals seeking certification.
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING & REHABILITATION SERVICES, INC.
114 N.W. Fifth Street P.O. Box 95
Ankeny, IA 50021
FAX (515) 965-1286