What to expect
Regarding our Services: OJT, WBLE, PPT, Self-Advocacy, or Career Camp.
Please download the completed VR referral Application. You will need to complete the referral form to its entirety and submit it along with your child’s current IEP, 504 Plan or other school documentation stating the student is currently being served as a student with a disability.
VR Star Referral Form Instructions:
- Student Information-Parent/Guardian Information
- Person Making Referral: Person completing form
- Accommodations for Initial Meeting with VR Staff: This pertains to any student who would need accommodations for the initial meeting to be qualified for DVR Services.
- Pre-Employment Transition Services Requested: You can check off all the services in order to have the student be eligible to receive all services provided by the program
- Permission to Make Referral: Place Creative Action Inc name on referral to allow us to forward the referral to the DVR office to have the student qualified for DVR services.
Please be sure to include the zip code that would be most convenient for you because they will assign your case to the DVR office that is closest to you. You would just have to go in for a one-time orientation prior to being referred to Creative Action for actual services.
Once the referral is received along with the IEP or 504 Plan or other school documentation stating the student is currently being served as a student with a disability, we will then submit all required documentation the DVR program. A DVR staff should contact you within two weeks via telephone or by mail to schedule a one time appointment to meet with the DVR Staff in order to begin services.
If you are not contacted within two weeks, please contact us for us to follow up with DVR on student’s enrollment status.
Below is a link to the DVR website, should you require any other additional information regarding the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation services offered. The DVR website link is: https://www.rehabworks.org/
We look forward to working with you and/or your child soon!
GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Autism – Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 44 children in the United States today.
OJT (On the Job Training) – On the Job Training (OJT) is an excellent opportunity for both employers and students. This specialized training helps the student improve their self-esteem and develop their social skills.
PPT (Pre-Placement Training) – Pre-Placement Training (PPT) helps young people become job-ready by providing intensive pre-employment training. PPT gives young people the opportunity to enhance their work readiness through different blocks of targeted training. This type of training will focus on resume building, cover letter-building, job application training, and a targeted mock interview preparation.social skills.
Placement – Traditional job placement is all about matching the unique skills present in each employee with the ideal job opening. Our professionals are highly skilled at assessing the individual, his or her strengths and weaknesses, and matching them with the needs of the employer.
Self-Advocacy Training – Self-Advocacy is all about learning how to speak up for oneself, making their own decisions about their own lives, and learning how to get information so that clients understand things that are of interest to them. Learning about Self-Advocacy will help clients find out who will support them on their journey. It will give then a better understanding of their rights and responsibilities.
Supported Employment – Supported Employment is a unique employment service available to individuals who have the most significant disabilities and require ongoing support services to succeed in a competitive employment environment. VR funds Supported Employment in a variety of business environments for anyone requiring intensive employment support, including initial placement and stabilization in the workplace. Supported Employment offers continuing assistance from an employment specialist to maintain long-term employment for individuals who have previously been unable to succeed in traditional employment.
WBLE (Work-Based Learning Experience) – Traditionally, this method is an educational approach that utilizes the workplace to provide employees with the knowledge and skill set that will facilitate success in the job market. We work with more than 100 local area businesses to provide WBLE.