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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

TRANSITION SERVICES THROUGH THE OHIO REHABILITATION SERVICES COMMISSION

Mike Kinney

Rehabilitation Program Specialist

Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission


What is rsc
WHAT IS RSC? COMMISSION

  • STATE AGENCY

  • 3 SEPARATE ENTITIES (VR, BSVI, BDD)

  • MAIN EMPHASIS-PROVIDING VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION SERVICES

  • SERVICES PROVIDED TO WHOM?

  • ELIGIBILITY PROGRAM


Transition services at rsc
TRANSITION SERVICES AT RSC COMMISSION

  • 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
REFERRING TRANSITION YOUTH TO RSC COMMISSION

  • 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
REFERRING TRANSITION YOUTH TO RSC (CONT) COMMISSION

  • 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
CASE CLOSURE COMMISSION

  • TRADITIONALLY CLOSED AFTER 90 DAYS OF INDEPENDENT EMPLOYMENT

  • CASES USUALLY CLOSED AFTER STUDDENT GRADUATES FROM HIGH SCHOOL

  • RE-APPLYING FOR SERVICES


Rsa transition grant
RSA TRANSITION GRANT COMMISSION

  • 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
GOALS OF GRANT COMMISSION

  • 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
WHAT WOULD SYSTEMS CHANGE LOOK LIKE? COMMISSION

  • 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
AGENCY’S COLLEGE POLICIES COMMISSION

  • 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
CONTACT INFORMATION COMMISSION

  • Mike Kinney

    Rehabilitation Program Specialist for Transition Services

    Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission

    614-438-1724

    Michael.Kinney@rsc.state.oh.us