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TRANSITION SERVICES THROUGH THE OHIO REHABILITATION SERVICES COMMISSION. Mike Kinney Rehabilitation Program Specialist Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. WHAT IS RSC?. STATE AGENCY 3 SEPARATE ENTITIES (VR, BSVI, BDD) MAIN EMPHASIS-PROVIDING VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

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TRANSITION SERVICES THROUGH THE OHIO REHABILITATION SERVICES COMMISSION

Mike Kinney

Rehabilitation Program Specialist

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission


WHAT IS RSC?

  • STATE AGENCY

  • 3 SEPARATE ENTITIES (VR, BSVI, BDD)

  • MAIN EMPHASIS-PROVIDING VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

  • SERVICES PROVIDED TO WHOM?

  • ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM


TRANSITION SERVICES AT RSC

  • COMPLIMENT THE SERVICES THE HIGH SCHOOL IS PROVIDING

  • COORDINATED SET OF ACTIVITIES THAT LEADS TO THE STUDENT OBTAINING A JOB

  • EXAMPLES OF SERVICES: COUNSELING, VOCATIONAL SKILLS TRAINING, VOC FOLLOW ALONG, SUMMER WORK PROGRAMS, JOB COACHING, JOB DEVELOPMENT AND PLACEMENT, INDEPENDENT LIVING SKILL DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION

  • POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION


REFERRING TRANSITION YOUTH TO RSC

  • NO LATER THAN 2 YEARS BEFORE COMPLETION OF HIGH SCHOOL

  • USUALLY AT AGE 16-NEW DIRECTION FOR AGENCY

  • WHEN REFERRAL USUALLY BEGINS

  • WHO INITIATES REFERRAL?


REFERRING TRANSITION YOUTH TO RSC (CONT)

  • INFORMATION TO INCLUDE WITH REFERRAL

    A- COPY OF IEP

    B- 504 PLAN

    C-MEDICAL AND/OR PSYCHOLOGICAL DOCUMENTATION-MFE

    D-SCHOOL TRANSCRIPTS

    E- SUMMARY OF PERFORMANCE


CASE CLOSURE

  • TRADITIONALLY CLOSED AFTER 90 DAYS OF INDEPENDENT EMPLOYMENT

  • CASES USUALLY CLOSED AFTER STUDDENT GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL

  • RE-APPLYING FOR SERVICES


RSA TRANSITION GRANT

  • PROMOTING REHABILITATION AND EDUCATION RESULTS THROUGH STATE, REGIONAL, AND LOCAL COLLABORATION

  • COOPERATIVE EFFORT BETWEEN RSC AND OHIO DEPT. OF EDUCATION

  • “SYSTEMS CHANGE” PROJECT

  • 5 YEAR PROJECT-4TH YEAR STARTING OCTOBER 2010


GOALS OF GRANT

  • IMPROVED UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN DIFFERENT TRANSITION SYSTEMS-AGENCIES AND EDUCATION

  • ESTABLISHMENT OF REGIONAL TRANSITION COUNCILS

  • COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS-UTILIZATION OF EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES

  • IMPROVED OUTCOMES ON INDICATORS 1,2, 13,14


WHAT WOULD SYSTEMS CHANGE LOOK LIKE?

  • BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF AGENCY PROCEDURES-BETTER REFERRALS

  • MORE PARTICIPATION BY AGENCY STAFF IN IEP MEETINGS

  • MORE FOLLOW THROUGH WITH IEP GOALS-ALIGNMENT OF IEP WITH IPE

  • RESOURCES FOR TRANSITION PROFESSIONALS

  • MORE STUDENTS BEING “TRANSITION READY” BY JUNIOR-SENIOR YEAR

  • ENGAGEMENT OF OTHER AGENCIES


AGENCY’S COLLEGE POLICIES

  • FINANCIAL MEANS TEST-ALL CONSUMERS WANTING RSC FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WITH COLLEGE COMPLETE FAFSA

  • RSC IS LAST PAYER FOR POSTSEC SERVICES

  • LEAST COST OPTIONS ON WHERE CONSUMERS ATTEND

  • TIME TO DEGREE REQUIREMENTS-18 MONTH RULE


CONTACT INFORMATION

  • Mike Kinney

    Rehabilitation Program Specialist for Transition Services

    Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

    614-438-1724

    [email protected]


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