Exploring the Future & Creating a Timeline
Katherine Wittig, VDOE's Training & Technical Assistance Center
Erica Lovelace, VA DRS
The Rehabilitation Act of the Workforce Investment Act is a component of secondary transition planning. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) representatives want and need to be a part of the transition team but often feel like guests at the schoolroom door. Sometimes, it is the easy things that are the hardest. When should a teacher invite VR into the process and what is the role of the VR counselor?
Using a case study, a transition specialist and a VR counselor will walk through the process of identifying services and the timelines for accessing services. Information regarding the age of majority for students who are about to turn age 18 will be introduced.