Florida PYs 2020-2023 Published Approved

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d. 2. D. Procedures for outreach to and identification of students with disabilities who need transition services.

Current Narrative:

Procedures for outreach to and identification of students with disabilities who need transition services.

Outreach and Identification of Students

Local education agencies are strongly encouraged to enter into written agreements with VR, DBS, APD, Children's Medical Services and Mental Health Services employees, on the outreach methods used to inform students with disabilities who may need and could benefit from these agencies.

Brochures, flyers, website resources, presentations, transition fairs, or informational letters are available to the local education agency, students and their parents or guardians, to explain the role that VR and other agencies play in the transition process and the agencies' referral/application policies and procedures.

As of December 2019, VR has executed 35 Work Based Learning Experience (WBLE) contracts with schools in 29 counties for the 2019-20 school year. The goal of these contracts is to create new or expand existing transition services with a vocational rehabilitation focus. The WBLE program is an instructional model that uses real work experiences to provide students with disabilities the knowledge and skills that will help them connect school experiences to future career options. Participating students with disabilities develop appropriate work skills, behaviors and work tolerance needed to achieve successful employment after high school.