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1 SUPPORT OF TECH-NOW IN OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF REHABILITATION SERVICES

2 CHAIN OF EVENTS Paid per student amount to the schools Authorizations created by DRS counselors for each client/student participating; multiple milestones=multiple authorizations Created an administrative contract for a total amount for the program Development of curriculum/materials/activities Travel and staff time for training schools and DRS staff Training of DRS clients at sites Annual Competition and Awards Ceremony

3 WHAT WORKED AND DID NOT WORK What Worked Better documentation of who was actually in the class and who had a DRS case Real push to try to get kids/families to apply for DRS services DRS involved in planning what employment development skills are taught What Did Not Work Counselors felt pressured to get numbers Counselors did not get authorizations completed in time Payment not always timely Teachers moving kids in and out of the class without informing DRS or Tech-Now staff Happy face Sad face

4 COLLABORATIVE PLANNING DRS Transition Coordinator reviews the proposed objectives and activities each year. She makes recommendations. Tech-Now is always open to suggestions on how to improve the quality of services and activities that can be implemented to improve career preparation and planning. Picture of figures holding hands and puzzle pieces connecting

5 END RESULTS What have we seen? Less pressure on counselors Better communication between DRS and Tech- Now Teachers assisting with getting kids to apply for DRS services (stipends from Tech-Now) Students developing visions for themselves that emphasize employment and education (better match between abilities, requirements, etc.) Picture of road sign “vision”

6 END RESULTS What have we seen? Students: Do ample research about careers; Learn software applications along the way; Work as a team and have to contribute as a member of the team; Learn how to market something and develop materials; Have fun using new technology; Compete in nontraditional event specifically for youth with disabilities; and Participate in something that is different than anything else typically available to them.

7 CONNECTING THE DOTS Students are receiving a far more concrete and better understanding of the interdependency of public education, technical education, higher education, and employment. Picture of figure on a grid that is connected

8 CONTACT INFORMATION Kimberly Osmani, Transition Coordinator Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services 5813 South Robinson Avenue OKC, OK (405)


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