Ohio Transition Support Partnership (OTSP)
In September 2015, OOD and the Ohio Department of Education/Office for Exceptional Children (ODE/OEC) launched the Ohio Transition Support Partnership (OTSP). This statewide collaboration between the two agencies expands transition services for students with disabilities, ages 14-21, who are receiving services under an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and meet OOD eligibility criteria. Through the OTSP model, VR staff have an increased presence in each of the 91 career technical planning districts and other local education agencies statewide.
- Expands access for students with disabilities to engage in career exploration and skill development at a younger age, launching them on a path to career success and independence;
- Increases participation of VR Counselors in Individual Education Program (IEP) team meetings ensuring cross-agency planning and earlier career preparation;
- Improves strategies to ensure students with disabilities secure employment prior to graduation and connect with long-term support services when needed and available to ensure long-term success.
OTSP Fact Sheet