Ohio Transition Support Partnership

The Ohio Department of Education is partnering with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities to increase the availability of vocational rehabilitation services for students with disabilities beginning at age 14. This innovative collaboration will change the nature and impact of transition services for students with disabilities in Ohio. The new model will help students with disabilities get a head start on becoming job ready and better prepared to enter the workforce with the skills necessary to be successful. As a result of this partnership, 26 dedicated vocational rehabilitation counselors and 13 caseload assistants from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities will work with transition-age youth throughout the state. This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the Ohio Transition Support Partnership initiative.

For more information, please contact Amy Szymanski, Ohio Department of Education, at esclew_aszy@sstr1.org, or Julie Hance, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, at Julie.Hance@ood.ohio.gov.