OAR 582-150-0005


“Authorized activities” means that funds available and remaining after the Program provides the required activities described in OAR 582-150-0005 (Definitions) (4) may be used to improve the transition of students with disabilities from school to postsecondary education or an employment outcome by:
(a) Implementing effective strategies to increase the likelihood of independent living and inclusion in communities and competitive integrated workplaces;
(b) Developing and improving strategies for individuals with intellectual disabilities and individuals with significant disabilities to live independently, participate in postsecondary education experiences, and obtain, advance in and retain competitive integrated employment;
(c) Providing instruction to vocational rehabilitation counselors, school transition personnel, and other individuals supporting students with disabilities;
(d) Disseminating information about innovative, effective, and efficient approaches to achieve the goals of these rules;
(e) Coordinating activities with transition services provided by local educational agencies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.);
(f) Applying evidence-based findings to improve policy, procedure, practice, and the preparation of personnel, in order to better achieve the goals of these rules;
(g) Developing model transition demonstration projects;
(h) Establishing or supporting multistate or regional partnerships involving states, local educational agencies, the Program, developmental disability agencies, private businesses, or other participants to achieve the goals of these rules; and
(i) Disseminating information and strategies to improve the transition to postsecondary activities of individuals who are members of traditionally unserved and underserved populations.
(2) “Potentially eligible” means all students with disabilities, regardless whether they have applied or been determined eligible for vocational rehabilitation services. The term is applicable only when implementing the requirements governing pre-employment transition services.
(3) “Pre-employment transition coordination” means that each local branch of the Program shall carry out responsibilities consisting of the following:
(a) Attending individualized education program (IEP) meetings for students with disabilities, when invited;
(b) Working with the local workforce development boards, one-stop centers, and employers to develop work opportunities for students with disabilities, including internships, summer employment and other employment opportunities available throughout the school year, and apprenticeships;
(c) Working with schools to coordinate and ensure the provision of pre-employment transition services; and
(d) When invited, attending person-centered planning meetings to individuals receiving Medicaid.
(4) “Required activities” means the Program shall coordinate the following pre-employment transition services for students:
(a) Job exploration counseling;
(b) Work-based learning experiences, which may include in-school or after school opportunities, or experience outside the traditional school setting (including internships), that is provided in an integrated environment in the community to the maximum extent possible;
(c) Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education;
(d) Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living; and
(e) Instruction in self-advocacy including instruction in person-centered planning, which may include peer mentoring, including peer mentoring from individuals with disabilities working in competitive integrated employment.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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