Transition to Adulthood: OVR & the Early Reach Initiative

  • 27 Feb 2017
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Autism Connection of PA, 35 Wilson Street #101, Pittsburgh, PA 15223
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Walk-Ins Welcome

Transition to Adulthood:
OVR & the Early Reach Initiative

 Presented by

Brett Glavey, MSW, LSW

Monday, February 27, 2017
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  


AOTA, Act 48, and Social Workers Credits Available


Autism Connection of PA

35 Wilson Street #101

Pittsburgh, PA 15223


What do you want to be when you grow up? To assist youth with disabilities prepare for their transition into the world of work and independence, the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) has started the Early Reach initiative, Pre- Employment Transition Services available to students with disabilities in high school aged 14-21. OVR 101 basics will also be provided: an overview of the mission of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR), the OVR process from referral to case closure, and the various services currently available.

Biography:
Brett Glavey is a Licensed Social Worker residing in Pittsburgh, PA. He works as an Early Reach Coordinator for the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation – a state agency that assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence. Brett earned his Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 2013. He previously attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA where he studied Sociology and Psychology, graduating with his Bachelor’s degree in 2011. Before working at OVR, Brett worked as a Caseworker for the Allegheny County Office of Children, Youth, and Families completing investigations of child abuse and neglect through their Lexington Intake office. Since joining OVR, Brett has conducted 100+ presentations on OVR, self-advocacy, workplace readiness, and other topics to high school students, parents, and professionals alike. Brett is a representative of the Pittsburgh BVRS District Office of OVR.


Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this program participants will be able to:

  • What is the mission of OVR?
  • List two opportunities/services for youth with disabilities

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