We work with students 14 and older who are legally blind (or have a condition that will lead to blindness) to help ensure a
successful transition from high school to college or the workforce. The central focus of vocational rehabilitation (VR) counseling services includes:
learning experiences, which may include in-school or after school
opportunities or experience outside the traditional school setting (including
internships), that is provided in an integrated environment to the maximum
on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary
educational programs at institutions of higher education
readiness training to develop social skills and independent living
in self-advocacy, which may include peer mentoring
Click here for a brochure about our youth services.
Refer a student or
youth for school to workforce transition services by completing this form:
For reference, the following release of information will be used by our agency to share information with our partners:
Part of our Youth/Transition Services includes the Summer Work Experience Program (SWEP)- a 5-6 week specialized, ‘hands-on’, residential (dorm living) summer training program for Oregon teens age 16-20 who are legally blind. SWEP participants get the chance to complete a paid summer work experience, develop essential workplace skills, build self confidence and prepare for future employment opportunities.
Want to learn more about SWEP? Check out our web page:
note that in all our
programs, OCB employees are subject to state mandatory reporter laws related to
Child Abuse and Elder Abuse.