The following is a list of Pennsylvania agencies to connect with for supports and services:
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
OVR provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors.
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (BBVS)
BBVS assists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities.
The following is a list of State and National resources:
American Foundation for the Blind
The site listed below provides multiple resources for families and professionals that are applicable to secondary transition planning.
TechOWL provides people with disabilities a program to explore tools and technology to be successful in life.
PAB’s are member agencies that provide programs and resources to local communities across Pennsylvania. Their services are designed to meet the individual needs of Pennsylvanians with vision impairment.
Career Connect provides employment information, career exploration tools, secondary transition lessons, and job-seeking guidance for individuals with vision loss and the professionals who work with them.