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Admissions

Any working-aged person with a vocational disability meeting admission criteria is eligible for ODC services. A referral can be made by contacting your local Division of Rehabilitation Services Office, County Social Services Agencies or other public agencies serving individuals with disabilities. Further information may be received by contacting the coordinator at any of the ODC locations listed on the locations page of the website.
The ODC does not exclude individuals from its programs based solely on orthopedic or neurological disabilities, sight or hearing impairments, lack of communication skills, lack of activities of daily living skills, severity of physical or mental disabilities, behavioral concerns or past programming history.
In the event a supportive service is needed by a program participant and such services are not available through the ODC, the referral agent or county case manager will be asked to coordinate the additional service needed by the participant.

Downloadable forms for your convenience

Program Referral Form is for use by Vocational Rehabilitation, County Services and ODC only.
IPS Referral is strictly for use by Individual Placement and Support staff.

Facility Admission Criteria

  • Sixteen (16) years of age or older
  • Diagnosed vocational disability with three (3) or more functional limitations
  • Current medical, psychological, social and vocational histories
  • Must pass criminal background check per ODC Program Referral Background Check Policy
  • Reasonable likelihood to benefit from ODC programming
  • Desire to participate
  • Currently unable to maintain competitive employment
  • Potential to perform productive work
  • Social Security Number
  • Capable of getting to and from work
  • Identified financial sponsor

Employment Planning Services

Same as facility admission criteria.
ORDER OF SELECTION:
I. Eligible referrals who have completed intake
II. Person Served in an interrupted status who left the program in good standing and are able and desire to return
III. Division Manager/Program Specialist/Employment Specialist makes the determination

Organizational Employment Services

  • Same as facility admission criteria
  • Completion of Employment Planning Services and necessary training
  • If 24 or younger, documented approval from Vocational Rehabilitation Services if earning less than minimum wage
ORDER OF SELECTION:
I. Individuals on layoff (according to Personnel Policies)
II. Individual in interrupted status (medical or other approved leave) would resume their job once they are able to do their work again
III. Division Manager and/or Program Specialist makes the determination

Supported Employment

  • Same as facility admission criteria
  • Identified job goal
  • Individual will need long-term support on the job
ORDER OF SELECTION:
I. Individuals on layoff (according to Personnel Policies)
II. Individual in interrupted status (medical or other approved leave) would resume their job once they are able to do their work again
III. Division Manager and/or Program Specialist makes the determination

Placement Program

  • Same as facility admission criteria
  • Identified job goal
  • Support on the job will not be required longer than 90 days
ORDER OF SELECTION:
I. First come first served basis
II. Division Manager/Program Specialist and designated Employment Specialists make determination