Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
BEESS Memo Re Dual Enrollment & TPSID
This memo from Cathy Bishop, Interim Chief of the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services, discusses issues related to the dual enrollment of students participating in TPSID programs, specifically whether they are eligible for the waiver of tuition, fees, and books.
Collaboration with VR for the Provision of Postsecondary Education: Clarifying Procedural Expectations and Requirements
Kirk Hall, Transition Administrator for Florida's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
This session will cover best practices around early identification and school district referral of students needing Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services, how resources align to deliver a consistent message, and how effective collaboration will facilitate the process of obtaining VR support for students. Participants will receive information on VR time frames and agency requirements for the provision of informed choice. Special attention will be given to the connection between the Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) vocational goal and the provision of VR services. Participants will leave with the tools needed to collaborate more effectively and will have a better appreciation of each partner’s role in supporting students transition into meaningful careers through PSE.
DVR Memo re TPSID Roles
This joint memo from Bill Palmer, Director of the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and Bambi Lockman, Chief of the Bureau of Exceptional Student Education (BEESS), clarifies the roles and responsibilities of DVR and BEESS in implementing Florida's TPSIDs.
RSA Letter re TPSID
This letter from Lynnae Ruttledge, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education, provides additional guidance on the provision of Vocational Rehabilitation services to students in TPSID programs.