Transition Students

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Transition Students

OOD helps students with disabilities successfully transition from school to work. Transition teams work together to develop activities and experiences designed to provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to reach their post-secondary goals.

OOD’s goal for successful transition includes planning for, finding and keeping a job prior to exit from high school.

After employment counselors conduct follow-up activities to make sure employment is sustainable.

The following documents provide information about OOD Transition services, eligibility for services, multi-agency transition planning, and guidance on timing of referrals for students with disabilities:

Transition-specific Services Fact Sheet

Transition Guidance

Connecting Students with Work


Applying for Transition Services through vocational rehabilitation:

The first step in applying for services is to download and complete an application:

Standard Print Application for VR Services

Large Print Application for VR Services

Espanol Application for VR Services

Speed up the eligibility process by attaching one or more of the most recently signed:

  • School records (e.g., ETR, IEP, 504)
  • County board records (e.g., C/OEDI, ISP, C/FED)
  • Other medical records and or evaluations (e.g., psychological evaluation, audiogram)

Next, send the application with records securely to the designated email or fax assigned to your county (see map below):

Map of Ohio's 88 counties by area


While OOD can take an application at any time, coordination of transition services is most effective when applications are received as early as possible in the school year.