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* Diagnostic services, vocational evaluations, vocational counseling and guidance, and job placement services are always provided by OVR

What Types of Services may be Included in the IPE

* Diagnostic & Vocational Evaluations; Counseling, Guidance & Placement Services; Training Services & Supports; Physical Restoration Services; Assistive Technology Services

Employment and Completion of the Program

* OVR services will end when the youth achieves the IPE goals and is successfully employed for at least 90 days. The case will then be closed

* If necessary, OVR post-employment services are available after the case is closed

Additional Programs Offered by OVR

* Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (specialized children services, orientation and mobility, rehabilitation teaching)

* Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (information and referral, advocacy, interpreter database)

* Hiram G. Andrews Center (comprehensive vocational training program)

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Appendix N: Assistive Technology (AT)

Banner resource information:

Visit Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT) www.disabilities.temple.edu Click: Programs: Assistive Technology: Companion Guide to the Transition Health Care Checklist 1-800-204-7428 or TTY 1-866-268-0579

What is Assistive Technology (AT)

* Assistive Technology (AT) means any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities

- AT includes DEVICES such as wheelchairs, hearing aids, and reachers

- AT also includes the SERVICES you need to find and use the devices, including evaluation, customization, maintenance and repair, and training for you and the people who support you

* Assistive Technology devices can help you with activities related to work, school, and community living. Examples of AT devices include:

- For work or school: Devices or software that enlarge and/or read print

- For work or school: Keyboards with large keys and hands-free mouse

- For community living: Changes to your home or vehicle so you can get around

- For community living (recreation): Special gloves and handles that allow you to participate in hunting, fishing, gardening, and other activities

What are the Resources for Learning about and Getting Assistive Technology

* Assistive technology may have been provided to you from your school

- As you prepare for transition, you will need to know who owns the AT devices and whether or not you can take it with you

- As you plan for transition, think about other AT devices you don’t have now. Some insurances may pay for AT while you are still in school

* In school, your Individualized Education Program (IEP) team can help you identify the devices you will need and help you use them

- Your school district may have staff who is knowledgeable about AT

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