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What is Transition?

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The Role of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
in School to Work (STW) Transition Services

DVR assists secondary education (high school) students with disabilities transition from school to a successful employment outcome and inclusion in the adult community as a productive citizen. The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Counselor and VR Technician work closely with staff at local high schools to provide assistance with transition planning, developing appropriate VR referrals, and educating school staff, parents, students and others about the VR program. 

The VR Counselor helps the VR eligible student transition from school into postsecondary education, training, or directly into employment after exiting the school system. The goal is to provide a seamless transition from school to adult life, with an Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) in place prior to graduation or exit from school.

The IPE is to be coordinated with the student’s Transition Individual Educational Plan (TIEP or IEP), which is developed by the school system’s transition team.  The transition team may include, but is not limited to the following members: the student, parent or guardian, ESE teacher, general education and/or vocational education teacher, related school services personnel, invited agency representatives, and others who may be instrumental in the student’s successful transition from high school to adult life.


General VR Activities for School To Work Transition by Age

Click the answer button after each age range below for a pop-up answer.

bullet Age 14-15
bullet Age 16 - 22

Communication with School Officials & Mutual Consent to Exchange Information 

bullet School Referral to VR
bullet School Follow-up



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