BVR and BWC Helping Ohioans with Disabilities Achieve Employment [5416]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A110

   Jeffrey Buffer, Vocational Rehab Supervisor, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
   Elizabeth Sammons, Program Administrator, Opportunities for Ohioans w/Disabilities

Track: All Industries and Workplaces
Secondary Track: Workers' Compensation
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic

Speakers from Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities and BWC present basic information on vocational rehabilitation services available through each agency for persons with disabilities. The presenters show how each agency works to provide services separately or collaboratively to Ohioans whose injury or illness has impacted their ability to maintain or obtain employment.

Learning Objectives:
List the vocational rehabilitation services available through both agencies
Describe how persons with disabilities are evaluated to determine which services are needed to assist them
Explain the referral and acceptance process for both agencies based on the statistics of persons served during 2016 and 2017
Discuss case studies to show how the agencies collaborate to provide necessary services to persons with disabilities

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
OOD & BWC-Helping Ohioans with Disabilities Achieve Employment Goals - OSC18

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