OFFICE OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

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The mission of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is to empower Kentuckians with disabilities to maximize independence and economic security through competitive, integrated employment.
Consumer Services
OVR provides vocational rehabilitation services needed to reach your vocational goal.
  • Assessment to determine eligibility and vocational rehabilitation needs
  • Counseling and guidance
  • Vocational and other training services
  • Supported employment
  • Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Personal assistance services
  • Interpreter and note-taking services
  • Telecommunications, sensory, and other technological aids and devices
  • Rehabilitation technology
  • Job placement and job retention services
  • Employment follow-up and post-employment services
Employer Services
OVR assists businesses in hiring, developing, and keeping valued employees. We provide an array of services at no cost.
  • Prescreening of applicants based on essential job requirements
  • On-site job trainer and support services
  • Job restructuring/worksite adjustment
  • Accessibility survey of complete work site
  • Assistive technology; devices and specialized equipment
  • Follow-up services
Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)
OVR is tasked with providing Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities. A student with a disability is an individual with a disability in a secondary, postsecondary, or other recognized education program between the ages of 14 and their 22nd birthday. Adults may also receive these services.​

Pre-ETS include the following:​

Eligibility 
An OVR counselor will perform an assessment to determine eligibility for services. Once eligibility is determined, the counselor’s role is to provide information, resources, guidance and counseling, and choices related to an individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, capacities, and abilities so the individual can prepare for and enter a job.
To contact the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, please complete the form below.

 

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation 
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