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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Information for Families

The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) is a state agency that assists students with disabilities in preparing for, obtaining or retaining employment. There is no cost to apply for OVR services. OVR can provide a wide range of individualized services to eligible applicants, which may include but are not limited to the following:

You can learn more about the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation by clicking on the following link:

OVR School to Work Info               

Additionally, Ryan Mortimer, the OVR counselor assigned to Butler Area School District can be reached at 724-651-8713. When a student is potentially eligible for OVR services, an OVR representative will be invited to attend their 10th grade IEP meeting with parent permission. You can also begin linking to OVR services by reveiwing the following packet of information and returning the enclosed release to your child's special education teacher:

Butler Area OVR Packet and Release

For directions on how to complete the OVR pre-application for services, please click the following link:

OVR Pre-Application Directions 

  • Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Vocational Counseling and Guidance
  • Funding for Post-secondary Education/Training
  • Restoration Services
  • Job Placement Assistance
  • Assistive Technology
  • Support Service