OH Vocational Rehabilitation Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment


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“Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD), Division of Performance and Innovation (DPI), produced this 2015 Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) building upon the framework methodology developed from the 2012 CSNA, which was designed to assess the vocational rehabilitation (VR) service needs of individuals related to six primary disability categories. These disabilities include visual impairments, hearing impairments, communicative impairments, physical impairments, psychosocial impairments and cognitive impairments. This methodology focuses on penetration rates (of the extent to which OOD was serving prospective jobseekers with disabilities), and proportionality (how well OOD is balanced in serving the cross-section of individuals with disabilities who are seeking employment).” The VR sets forth 9 recommendations to be set as priorities over the next year in order to improve integrated employment opportunities and community inclusion.

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • School-to-Work Transition
  • Employer Engagement
  • Provider Transformation
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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