Ohio Transition Support Partnership (OTSP)

Ohio

“In 2015, the Ohio Department of Education and Opportunities for Ohioans (OOD) launched the Ohio Transition Support Partnership (OTSP). This innovative collaboration changed the nature and impact of transition services for students with disabilities in Ohio. The Partnership increases the availability of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors for students with disabilities beginning at age 14 to improve post-school outcomes. This earlier engagement helps students with disabilities get a head start on becoming job ready and better prepared to enter the workforce with the skills and experiences necessary to be successful.

Because of this increased investment in transition, OOD is serving more students with disabilities than ever before. This increased demand led to an expansion of the Partnership in 2017. Now, 30 OOD counselors and 21 caseload assistants are partnering with local education agencies to serve students with disabilities throughout the state.”

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Partnerships
Systems: 
  • Department of Education
  • Other
Topics: 
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Other: 
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Date Enacted: 
10/18/2017
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