Vocational Rehabilitation Services for Transition Age Youth (14-21)

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NYSCB provides pre-employment transition services to students ages 14 to 21, transition services to youth and vocational rehabilitation services for all students who are legally blind, including those with additional disabilities.

NYSCB's Primary Role

NYSCB's primary role with school-age youth is to provide consultation that may include:

Services

Services provided by NYSCB may include the following:

Note:

NYSCB policy places limitations on the provision of the above services.

NYSCB will not take responsibility for services and assistive technology that the school district is mandated to provide.

Training

Youth can receive a high-tech assessment, training and equipment if it is needed for a post-secondary setting, vocational training specific to the student's vocational goal, or placement for a job. Youth must have an approved Individualized Plan for Employment and plan to exit school within two years in order to receive technology services.

Contact

For further information regarding NYSCB transition services, please contact:

Lauren Corp, Coordinator of Children and Transition Services
New York State Commission for the Blind
Capital View Office Park, Room 201
52 Washington Street
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2796
(518) 474-6956
lauren.corp@ocfs.ny.gov

Additional information describing the transition process for secondary students with disabilities can be found at the ACCES-VR web site.