Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) Joint Guidance on Referrals for Vocational Rehabilitation Services


State Policies & Initiatives: 

“Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) have developed the following joint guidance for both County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff to facilitate the referral process for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Included in this document, you will find background information, definitions and guidance on:

  • how to utilize vocational rehabilitation & HCBS waiver funding streams for employment services
  • when to refer an individual to OOD
  • important information to include in the referral packet to OOD to expedite eligibility”
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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