Self-Advocacy Instruction helps students with disabilities build skills to solve problems and communicate their own needs and interests.
Job Exploration helps students with disabilities learn about jobs and pick a career.
Workplace Readiness Training teaches students with disabilities how to get and keep a job.
Work Based Learning uses community workplaces to provide students with disabilities the knowledge and skills that will help them connect school experiences to real-life work activities and future career opportunities.
Counseling on Postsecondary Options helps students with disabilities decide if college or training after high school is right for them.
IEP Meeting Attendance and Consultation provides the IEP team with information about OVR services to determine the appropriate time to refer the student to an OVR Counselor for individualized case services, along with information about community resources that can assist in coordinating Transition Services.
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program helps individuals prepare for or retain employment. Services offered can include but are not limited to:
Promoting Independence for Pennsylvanians with Vision Loss
OVERVIEW OF BBVS PROGRAMS:
Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VR), Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP), Independent Living Older Blind Program, Special Services for Children Program, Specialized Services for Adults Program, Instructional Services: Rehabilitation Teaching and Orientation and Mobility Training
Counseling and guidance, Adjustment to blindness, assistive technology, rehabilitation teaching, orientation and mobility instruction, Pre-Employment Transition Services (Paid work Experiences, and Job Shadowing), Job Placement and Low Vision exam, Devices, and equipment
Contact BBVS office or complete preapplication online thru PA CareerLink