ACCES-VR Transition Information

advertisement
ACCES-VR
(formerly VESID)
CBVH
ACCES-VR







Adult
Career and
Continuing
Education
Services –
Vocational
Rehabilitation
ACCES-VR
80 Wolf Road – Suite 200
Albany, New York 12205-2644
www.acces.nysed.gov/vr/
Telephone: (518) 473-8097
Toll Free #: 1-800-272-5448
Fax: (518) 457-4562
CBVH




Commission for the
Blind and
Visually
Handicapped
CBVH
40 North Pearl St 15th floor
Albany, New York 12210-2329
http://visionloss.ny.gov/
Telephone: (518) 473-1675
Toll Free #: 1- 866- 871-3000
How much do you
already know?



Five questions
Five volunteers
Lovely prizes
Question 1
What factors are used to determine
eligibility for VR services?
a)
Family income
b)
Career goal
c)
Disability and limitations
d)
All of the above
Answer 1
What factors are used to determine
eligibility for VR services?
a)
Family income
b)
Career goal
c)
Disability and limitations
d)
All of the above
Question 2
What services from VR are offered to
everyone who is eligible for
services?
a)
College funding
b)
Counseling and job placement
c)
Driving lessons
d)
A card on your birthday
Answer 2
What services from VR are offered to
everyone who is eligible for
services?
a)
College funding
b)
Counseling and job placement
c)
Driving lessons
d)
A card on your birthday
Question 3
Which of the following are types of
services offered by VR?
a)
Assessment
b)
Support for vocational training or
college
c)
Supported employment
d)
All of the above
Answer 3
Which of the following are types of
services offered by VR?
a)
Assessment
b)
Support for vocational training or
college
c)
Supported employment
d)
All of the above
Question 4
Which factor is most important when
choosing an employment goal?
a)
What your mother wants you to do
b)
How much money you can make
c)
The uniform
d)
Your interests and strengths
Answer 4
Which factor is most important when
choosing an employment goal?
a)
What your mother wants you to do
b)
How much money you can make
c)
The uniform
d)
Your interests and strengths
Question 5
What is the primary end goal of VR
services
a)
A college degree
b)
Employment
c)
Self esteem
d)
Independent Living
Answer 5
What is the primary end goal of VR
services
a)
A college degree
b)
Employment
c)
Self esteem
d)
Independent Living
Vocational
Rehabilitation



Services are based on eligibility
requirements, consumer/family
resources, and the availability of
funds and services
Services mostly take place after high
school graduation
Services lead to employment
Who can be referred
for VR services?


Any person with a permanent
disability can be referred to ACCESVR for eligibility determination
Legally blind individuals are served by
CBVH
Who should be
referred for VR
services?

People who are motivated to work
and who will be capable of working
independently in the community
Transition Services
Transition services are provided to
students with disabilities in order to
assist them to transition from school
into the world of work. ACCES-VR
or CBVH is a partner in the process
during high school and continues
after with post secondary services
that lead to employment.
Refer high school
students



within the last 2 years of high school
for eligibility determination and
planning purposes.
ACCES-VR funding for services is
usually not initiated until the last
semester of high school, but there
can be individual exceptions.
CBVH offers a continuum of services
from birth to post retirement
Eligibility for
ACCES-VR services




Must have a permanent and/or
progressive documented disability
Disability must create an impediment
to reaching a vocational goal
Must be able to benefit from services
in terms of employment outcome
ACCES-VR services must be required
to reach employment goal
Eligibility for
CBVH services

All services are available to New York
State residents who are legally blind.
Legal blindness is defined as having a
visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the
better or stronger eye with best
correction, or a restricted field of
vision of 20 degrees or less in the
better or stronger eye.
Types of services





Assessment
Vocational Training
Supports for college
Supported employment
Job development and placement
Assessment



To determine eligibility
To identify a viable vocational goal
To determine the necessity of a
service
Driver evaluation
 Technology evaluation

(these are not financial needs based)
Vocational Training

BOCES training programs

Private vocational school programs

Certificate programs at community
colleges
(these may be financial needs based)
College support

May include financial contribution
toward:
Tuition, fees, books, room and board
 Travel costs to and from school if no
room and board
 Assistive technology

(these are financial needs based)
College support



One- to- one tutor
Note taker
Other disability specific supports if
required
Interpreter
 Personal care aide

(these are not financial needs based)
Supported
Employment


Job placement services through agencies on
contract for specific county and disability
group
Intensive services




Situational assessment
Job development
Job coaching
Extended services

Ongoing follow along services funded
through OPWDD, OMH or ACCES-VR
(these are not financial needs based)
Job Placement

Assistance with choosing a job goal,
developing a resume, interviewing
skills, searching for a job
On-the-job Training
 Work Tryouts

(these are not financial needs based)

Occupational tools & equipment
(these are financial needs and job requirement
based)
What services will be
provided?


Only the services necessary to reach
the job goal identified in the
Individualized Plan for Employment
(IPE) are provided.
These services are listed as part of the
IPE developed by consumer and
counselor.
EMPLOYMENT
Remember….
The successful
outcome of VR
services is work
Download
Related flashcards

Real estate valuation

16 cards

Create Flashcards