Connections: IEPs and VR Process

Posted by Misty Crouch on 9/18/2020 7:00:00 AM

Last month, I was reviewing the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ newly updated A Transition Guide To Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities and the something really caught my eye.  On page 22, there is a sample flowchart of key points in the transition process with details on the coordination of the process between schools and vocational rehabilitation (VR) agency processes.  

A little backstory on why this caught my attention.   When I was in the classroom, I taught middle school essential skills.  At different points in my time with the students, I would encourage parents to review the information concerning VR, but with everything that I was responsible for as a classroom teacher, paperwork to complete, and other school responsibilities, I never felt 100% sure of how much or how to best explain the ins and outs of VR services.  This information would have been so helpful to me when I was trying to do my best to explain how it was all interconnected.

There is so much more information in this document that is highly valuable to teachers responsible for the transition process. Check this out and see if there are any other information gems that you find helpful.

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Misty Crouch, Special Education Coordinator