Welcome to Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) is the State of Ohio agency that partners with Ohioans with disabilities to achieve quality employment and independence. We also make determinations on Social Security disability.
OOD does this through three areas:
OOD works with partners in business, education and non-profit organizations to facilitate customized employment plans for Ohioans with disabilities; help Ohio companies recruit and retain employees with disabilities; and is the sole agency administering the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs in Ohio.
One-Time Funds Available to Improve VR Services
OOD is making one-time funds available to vocational rehabilitation (VR) partners and providers and potential providers to expand and improve the provision of VR services to individuals with disabilities.
The following opportunities with a deadline date of July 31st includes support for:
• Ohio’s Community Centers for the Deaf and Speech and Hearing Centers to obtain CARF accreditation, visit
procure.ohio.gov, Application CARF;
• Provider staff obtainment of Orientation & Mobility and Certified VR Teaching Certifications, visit procure.ohio.gov, Application ACVREP;
• Innovative strategies to increase access to VR services for underserved populations and improve outcomes for individuals served, visit procure.ohio.gov; and
• Development of new Summer Youth Work Experience sites in higher wage and in-demand occupations, visit procure.ohio.gov.
The following opportunity with a deadline date of August 2nd includes support for:
• Ohio Centers for Independent Living to obtain CARF accreditation, visit procure.ohio.gov, Application CARF
For more information about these opportunities, visit Information/Request-For-Proposals.
To see a Challenge Award PowerPoint, visit Challenge Award PPT.
To see the Bidders Conference Questions and Answers document, visit Bidders Conference Q & A
Also, OOD will offer funding for provider staff to obtain the Certified Employment Support Professional (CESP) certification and Work Incentives Practitioner (WIP) training and credentialing through Cornell University. Providers who are interested are asked to complete a brief survey by July 31, 2017.
· CESP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InterestforCESP
· WIP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/InterestforWIP