Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

The PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is a government funded agency that provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. OVR assists with the school-to-work process.

OVR: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Early Reach Initiative:With the assistance of an Early Reach coordinator, youth with disabilities learn about OVR services, learning how to prepare for work and, most important of all, learning how to reach for independence in their future.

Vocational Rehabilitation Process

Student Referral

Competitive Employment

Coordination of Services with Other Agencies

Individual Plan for Employment (IPE)

Eligibility Determination

OVR Transition Guide Link

OVR Publications Link

Job Placement

Vocational counseling

The mission of OVR is to help people with disabilities find and keep a job and continue to be independent.

Job Coaching

Financial Aid for Training

Commonwealth Technical Instituteat the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown, PA

Financial Needs Test

Employment Services for Persons with Disabilities Brochure

Around age fourteen

About two years prior to graduation

Support with job retention


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