Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and DODD have developed joint guidance for both County Boards and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff to facilitate the referral process for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with developmental disabilities. It includes background information, definitions, and guidance on:
How to utilize vocational rehabilitation and Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver funding streams for employment services
When to refer an individual to OOD
Important information to include in the referral packet to OOD to expedite eligibility
This joint guidance will be updated as needed to comply with federal or state law, including alignment with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
Read the Joint Guidance on Referrals for Vocational Rehabilitation Services on the Employment First website.