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The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) affords ORS the opportunity to provide students with disabilities who have IEPs or 504 plans, regardless of application status, with Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS). These Pre-ETS Services are authorized on a fee-for-service basis, with ORS-approved vendors, to students with disabilities. The Pre-ETS services are quite prescriptive and limited to these five focus areas: (1) Job Exploration Counseling, (2) Work-Based Learning, (3) Counseling on Opportunities for Enrollment in Comprehensive Transition or Post-Secondary Educational Programs, (4) Workplace Readiness Training, and (5) Self-Advocacy.
ORS has the following Pre-ETS Services in this focus area:
ORS has a fact sheet for each of these services.
Policy and procedural guidance on Pre-ETS and Transition is available.
ORS has the following PRE-ETS Services in this focus area:
For more information, please contact Administrator, Joseph Murphy, at 401.787.2901 or by email at [email protected] or Assistant Administrator - Transition, Barbara Mulligan at 401.787.2498 or by email at [email protected].