Office of Vocational Rehabilitation


OVR/BSE Partnership Letter - English

OVR/BSE Partnership Letter - Spanish



 

team putting puzzle togetherUnderstanding the Memorandum:  OVR and BSE Working Together as One

This series will overview the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreement between the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Bureau of Special Education (BSE) pertaining to the provision of transition services for students with disabilities. Throughout the series, participants will be introduced to tools for collaboration between OVR, BSE, Local Education Agencies (LEAs), youth and families.

Understanding the MOU Flyer
Understanding the MOU Flyer - Spanish

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April 8, 2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Unpacking the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)


 

This session will provide information regarding the legal requirements and tenants of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) and the Bureau of Special Education (BSE). In addition, a detailed plan for implementation will be introduced.

Handouts

1. April 8 webinar -Participant PPT
2. PA 2020 - MOU BSE-PDE
3. PA MOU OVR-BSE Professional Overview
4. PA MOU OVR-BSE - Youth-Famly Overview
5. OVR 2021 Pre-ETS Flyer
6. NTACT-Interagency Collaboration for CIE
7. NTACT- CIE Toolkit - Section 3


April 21, 2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Engaging Stakeholders


 

During this session, presenters will share strategies for engaging stakeholders in the transition planning process. Information regarding strategies for IEP participation, including family engagement, student-led IEPs, and agency involvement will be presented. Resources for including OVR in the IEP planning process and planning for transition services will be discussed.

Handouts

1. April 21 webinar -PowerPoint
2. Why Students Should Work w-OVR
3. Special Education Timelines
4. Desk-Ref-Sp. Ed. Overview
5. Inviting OVR to IEP Mtgs
6. Process for Coord Betw OVR-LEA
7. Entitlement-vs-eligibility
8. Understanding-self-advocacy
9. Student Participation in IEP rubric

May 13, 2021 (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM)
Strategies for Aligning Efforts


During this session, participants will learn strategies to align efforts utilizing the PA Career Education and Work Standards and Pre-Employment Transition Services (PreETS) with IDEA transition requirements.

Handouts

1.  May 13, 2020 Presentation
2.  Pre-ETS Mapping Worksheet
3.  OVR Pre-ETS Continuum
4.  PA - MOU - IDEA-WIOA Sec Trans Crosswalks



2020-2021 Project SEARCH Guidance for Providers during COVID-19

Pre-Employment Transition Services (PETS)

2019-2020 Webinar Series Flyer

Part 1 - IEPs and Auxiliary Aids (October 17, 2019)




Handout



Part 2 - Self-Advocacy (October 24, 2019)


Handouts:
Self-Advocacy-Self-Determination-Story-Completion.docx
Self-Advocacy-Self-Determination-During-an-IEP-Completion-Activity.docx
Self-Advocacy-PETS-Webinar-Series-DRAFT-10-17-19-KR(2).pptx
PA-Planning-for-the-Future-Checklist.pdf
OVR-273-Self-Advocacy-Progress-Report-Sample-Oct-2019.pdf
Copy-of-I-AM-Able-To-Meet-My-Personal-Needs-Excel-Format.xlsx


Part 3 - Job Exploration Counseling (October 31, 2019)


Handouts:
Job-Exploration-Counseling-10-31-19-(baf).pptx
Career-Fair-Scavenger-Hunt.docx
DRAFT-Career-Wages-Trends-in-Beaver-County-v10-24-19.pdf
DRAFT-2019-High-Priority-Occupations-for-Southwest-Corner-WDA-OJT-College1.pdf
Beaver-Co-_Top-50-Employers-and-Industries_2019.pdf
OVR-270-Job-Exploration-Progress-Report.pdf
The-Career-Interests-Party-Game-Word.docx


Part 4 - Workplace Rediness (November 7, 2019)


Handouts:
Workplace-Readiness-PETS-Webinar-Series-11-4-09-MWT.PPTX
Work-Readiness-Profile.pdf
OVR-272-Workplace-Readiness-Progress-Report.pdf
OVR-271-IL-Progress-Report.pdf
OVR-250-Travel-Training-Report.pdf


Part 5 - Counseling on Post-Secondary Options (November 14, 2019)


Handout
 

Part 6 - Work-Based Learning Experiences (December 5, 2019)




Handouts
OVR-247-Job-Shadow-Report.pdf
OVR-255-CWI-Proposal-REV-06-18.pdf
Work-Based-Learning-Experiences_12-5-19-(kms).pptx
Employer-Partnership-Flyer.docx
Employer-Questionnaire.docx
OVR-245-Student-Employee-Report.pdf

OVR – An Update on Pre-Employment Transition Services Webinar

 


Tuesday, September 17, 2019


 

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation will provide an overview of Pre-Employment Transition Services that can be offered to students with disabilities and review updates that have been made to these services.

Handouts
PETS-Overview-9-17-19.pptx 
OVR-277-08-19-OVR-PETS-Continuum.pdf
TEXT-ONLY-OVR-PETS-Continuum-2019-Accessible.docx

 
PA OVR Order of Selection (OOS) – Overview Webinar

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

OVR will explain the PA OVR Order of Selection. Under federal law, state vocational rehabilitation programs that do not have sufficient funding or personnel to provide services to everyone who is eligible must set priorities to serve those with the most significant disabilities. The Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I’s) Office of Vocational  Rehabilitation (OVR) has been operating under this prioritization, called an order of selection, since March 1, 1994. Pennsylvania expects to receive less federal supplemental funding for the vocational  rehabilitation program, and requests for services have outpaced  available resources. The state must amend the vocational rehabilitation services plan to ensure continuation of services. As a result, OVR temporarily closed the order of selection and created a waiting list for new customers, effective July 1, 2019.  PowerPoint