OVR Services

In by Paige Haberkorn

What are OVR services?

Individual and group services provided by a vocational rehabilitation state agency (OVR) that help you plan for your future to get and keep a job. Ideally, OVR services include…

  • An introduction to you and your family by your transition team.
  • School teams that help to personally connect you to and apply for services.
  • You and your family signing a form, so the school can share information about you with the VR counselor.
  • Determining whether you qualify for services.
  • Helping you learn about your strengths and needs to establish your career goals.
  • Developing a plan for employment.
  • Connecting you with services to help you prepare for a career.
  • Learning and developing your employment skills (including interview skills) through career exploration, job shadowing, job coaching, and work-based learning experiences.
  • Developing your independent living skills, including money management, transportation skills, etc.
  • Building partnerships with business to help you explore careers, learn about work, and get a paid job.

OVR services result in…

  • Ongoing assessments of your dreams, strengths, skills, needs, and goals.
  • Becoming aware of careers, exploring them, and preparing to be successful at work.
  • Getting more education and services to help you get and keep a job.