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A Partnership for Early Secondary Transition Planning. Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (ORSC) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs). Proposal: New Innovative Program Model. Statewide systems approach for collaborative provision of services Serves Transition Youth beginning at age 14

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a partnership for early secondary transition planning

A Partnership for Early Secondary Transition Planning

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission (ORSC) and Local Education Agencies (LEAs)

proposal new innovative program model
Proposal: New Innovative Program Model
  • Statewide systems approach for collaborative provision of services
  • Serves Transition Youth beginning at age 14
  • Alignment of Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE)
  • Team approach in delivery of comprehensive vocational rehabilitation services
  • Allows participating school districts to tailor its program to its area needs
program eligibility
Program Eligibility
  • RSC eligible transition age youth
  • Student has IEP supports through the education system
  • Student participation is voluntary
new and innovative design new pattern of service
New and Innovative DesignNew Pattern of Service

Dedicated Staff:

  • Transition Specialist Coordinator (LEA)
  • Transition/Intervention Specialist (LEA)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (RSC)

Realigning/redefining existing staff or hiring a new staff position

Service Delivery: Students age 14 to 25,

until employment goal is obtained

program model
Program Model
  • Referral and Application
  • Assessment and Eligibility
  • Employment Planning
  • Vocational Curriculum and

Employment

  • Follow up Services
services to students
Services to Students
  • Diagnostic and Vocational Assessments
  • Personal Adjustment Services
  • Transportation Services
  • Travel Planning
  • Summer Work Experiences
  • Mentoring
  • Career Exploration
  • Skill Training
  • Benefits Consultation
  • Job Seeking Skills Training
  • Job Development Assistance
  • Follow Along Services
  • Rehabilitation Technology
  • Vocational Training
  • Paid and Unpaid Work Experience
the benefit of matching funds

The Benefit of Matching Funds

Every $1 RSC receives in state or local funding generates approximately $3.69 in federal money for Vocational Rehabilitation Services to people with significant disabilities

results improving access and success for ohio s youth with disabilities

Results:Improving Access and Success for Ohio’sYouth with Disabilities

Intervention at a younger age

Strengthens relationship between education and vocational rehabilitation

Provides early focus on the world of work

Increases successful postsecondary outcomes (academic and employment)

gallipolis city school district

Gallipolis City School District

1stpilot site in the state of Ohio

David Perry, Transition Specialist Coordinator

four pilot programs service delivery
Four Pilot Programs“Service Delivery”

Partnership:

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

The Ohio Department of Education

Contract: RSC and the Gallipolis City School District

Meetings—Vision and partnerships

Budget—Developed and Approval

ORSC/GCSD Contract Agreement

personnel
Personnel

CORE:

Transition Specialist Coordinator, David Perry

Vocation Rehabilitation Counselor, TBD

Secondary Transition Specialist, TBD

Student Aide, TBD

TEAM:

Gallipolis City School District Staff

ORSC and ODE

career development transition project
Career Development Transition Project

Gallipolis City School District

Roger Mace, Superintendent

David Perry, Transition Specialist Coordinator

Mary Lynne Jones, Director of Special Education

Bob Hudak, School Psychologist

Jim Craft, Director of Communication

vision statement
Vision Statement

Advance Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

mission statement
Mission Statement

To Educate

To Train

To Support

Students With Disabilities

and

To Reach Their Fullest Potential

goals
Goals
  • Outline steps that can be put in place to increase employment

of students with disabilities

  • Improve services to young people with disabilities that

can lead to better employment outcomes after graduation.

  • Help young people with disabilities transition successfully

from school to higher education and competitive, integrated

employment that can lead to quality careers and economic

security.

  • Help individuals with disability to envision owning their own

business.

  • Create a model to provide individuals with disabilities to seek and train for jobs where they can earn income to live in the community, work and earn to their full potential and remain employed.
  • Teach asset development for people with disabilities so that

they can become more economically secure and join the

middle class.

senate bill 316 the driving force

Senate Bill 316The “Driving” Force

The SB 316 mandate

requires transition services

to be provided for students with disabilities at age 14.

possible framework
Possible Framework

1. Attend and graduate from a 4-year

university/college

2. Attend a 2-year school

3. Join the military

4. Secure and succeed in employment (expand

job opportunities for our students with

disabilities ages 14 to 25)

5. In-school employment: Greenhouse, school store

6. Being able to partner with our students up

to age 25, increases the likelihood of them

being successful in the future.

step 1
Step #--1
  • GCSD will conduct a preliminary overview all IEP students

Criteria: Program Participants must be current RSC consumers

step 2
Step #--2

Comprehensive Assessment/Vocational Guidance

and Counseling

A.) Identify the consumer’s vocational goaland

the VR services needed to reach this goal.

B.) Once a consumer has been assigned to a VR

Counselor or VR Coordinator, they will work

together to agree on an employment goal that

fits the consumer’s needs.

C.) Start the process of developing the

consumer’s Individualized Plan for

Employment (IPE).

services
Services
  • The VR Counselor or VR Coordinator will continue to work with the consumer to ensure that the VR services met the consumer’s needs and that they are progressing toward their employment goal.
mission statement1
Mission Statement

To Educate

To Train

To Support

Students With Disabilities

and

To Reach Their Fullest Potential

contact information
Contact Information

David G. Perry, Transition Specialist Coordinator

Gallipolis City School District

david.perry@gc.k12.oh.us

(740) 645-1374 (cell) (740) 446-3214 (Office)

Michael Kinney, Rehabilitation Program Specialist

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

michael.kinney@rsc.ohio.gov

(614) 438-1724

Karen Kriss, Rehabilitation Program Specialist

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

karen.kriss@rsc.ohio.gov

(330) 643-3080-Ext. 2822