What is OOD?
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Why do schools partner with OOD?
Ohio Transition Support Partnership
In 2015, the Ohio Department of Education and Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) launched the Ohio Transition Support Partnership (OTSP). This innovative collaboration changed the nature and impact of transition services for students with disabilities in Ohio. The Partnership increases the availability of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) counselors for students with disabilities beginning at age 14 to improve post-school outcomes. This earlier engagement helps students with disabilities get a head start on becoming job ready and better prepared to enter the workforce with the skills and experiences necessary to be successful.
Because of this increased investment in transition, OOD is serving more students with disabilities than ever before. Now, there is funding for 43 OOD counselors who are partnering with local education agencies to serve students with disabilities throughout the state.
Questions about this partnership can be sent to either Dorothy Davis, Transition Specialist or Amanda Carrino, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with OOD. They partner to serve students attending Cloverleaf and Buckeye High Schools. Their emails are:
*Counseling on post-secondary opportunities such as collges and certificated programs
*Work Based Learning *Work Based Readiness Training