The Bureau of Autism Services, Office of Developmental Programs provides information about the Department of Human Services’ efforts to enhance the quality of life and independence of Pennsylvanians with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and to support their families and caregivers.
Resources for Persons with a Diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and/or Autism
For more information and resources for persons with a diagnosis of Intellectual Disability and/or Autism, visit the website provided by Allegheny County Human Services Department.
AN OVERVIEW OF OVR INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES
An OVR Counselor can assist you in planning your job search. You will receive ideas, practice, and advice on finding job leads, filling out job applications, getting interviews for a job, and how to interview for a job. Your counselor may also give you job leads or contact employers to explain available tax credits and other hiring incentives. The more contacts with employers you make, the better your chances are of finding a job. Your Counselor can help you explore employment trends, your capabilities, and possible job accommodations, so that you are better prepared to make informed vocational decisions and effectively look for a job.
You will be eligible for OVR services if:
You have a disability that is, a physical, mental, or emotional impairment which results in a substantial impediment to employment, and you can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from services provided, and, Vocational Rehabilitation services are required for you to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment.
OVR COUNSELOR INFORMATION
Mr. Andrew Rossi
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor