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Training and Education Resources

A plan with Vocational Rehabilitation Services might include training and education.

There are many options to consider for training and education after high school:

  • Higher Education
    • Technical and Career Colleges
    • Community and Tribal Colleges
    • Four-Year Colleges and Universities
  • Short Term Training
    • There are a number of short-term training choices. These include seminars, workshops, continuing education, personal enrichment courses, non-credit courses, and college diploma and certificate programs.
  • Internship
    • Is a paid or unpaid short-term work experience that allows you to gain practical skills and learn about an occupation.
  • On the Job Training (OJT)
    • An option after getting hired where you are given extra time and supervision to gain specific skills at the workplace that will allow for successful long-term employment.
  • Registered Apprenticeship
    • Is a structured way of learning a skilled occupation, craft, or trade. It combines on-the-job training and classroom instruction.

Other Resources

  • Autism Speaks - Postsecondary Educational Opportunities Guide is designed to help you and your family explore the different opportunities and learning environments after leaving high school
  • ACT - Services for Students with Disabilities - ACT has established policies regarding documentation of an applicant's disability and the process for requesting accommodations.

The pre-employment transition services provided under the VR program are funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education with a state match. For federal fiscal year 2020, the total amount of federal grant funds used for these services is $6,374,138 (78.7 percent). The state appropriation indirectly supports the pre-employment transition spending and amounts to $1,725,148 (21.3 percent).

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