March 2, 2016
Crowne Plaza North | 6500 Doubletree Ave.
Columbus, OH 43229
The Employment First Initiative led by The Ohio Department of Development Disabilities is pleased to present a one-day conference regarding Systems Transformation. The conference will offer quality sessions and networking opportunities focused on meeting the needs of Ohio provider organizations and helping to address the challenges they face as they shift their service delivery models. Join local leaders and national subject matter experts to learn about innovative best practices and collaborative strategies needed to ensure individuals served live fuller lives as active members of their communities.
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) have developed joint guidance for both County Boards of Developmental Disabilities and Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) staff about the referral process for vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with developmental disabilities.
This document provides guidance on: how to utilize vocational rehabilitation & HCBS waiver funding for employment services, when to refer an individual to OOD, and what information to include in the referral packet to OOD to expedite eligibility.