Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is committed to working with providers across Ohio to assist individuals with disabilities obtain employment.
Providers, state and local entities must meet certain criteria to partner with OOD. In order to participate, each contractor must provide new, expanded, and reconfigured VR services for consumers, provide services to OOD eligible consumers, allow OOD to administer and monitor the local program, abide by OOD's state and federal policies, and provide services within the contract provisions between OOD and the contractor. OOD implements new contracts based on data collected through the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment.
These partnerships with providers, state and local entities have assisted many Ohioans who have a disability to find and maintain employment and live independently.
OOD provides Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services to prepare eligible individuals with disabilities for competitive integrated employment opportunities within the global economy. To accomplish this goal, OOD partners with providers who meet the licensure, certification or accreditation necessary to provide VR services to Ohioans with disabilities.