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PDFWAC 388-891A-0760

What are pre-employment transition services?

(1) Pre-employment transition services are activities that offer an early start at career exploration.
(2) Pre-employment transition services are provided to you while you are in school and eligible for an individualized educational program (IEP) or otherwise are regarded as an individual with a disability under section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
(3) Pre-employment transition services are coordinated between schools and DVR to help you prepare for and go to work in the community.
(4) Pre-employment transition services are available to an eligible or potentially eligible student with a disability as defined in WAC 388-891A-0010(16), and as described in WAC 388-891A-0615.
(5) Pre-employment transition services are not available if you have been determined ineligible for services.
(6) Pre-employment transition services include:
(a) Job exploration counseling;
(b) Work-based learning experiences provided in an integrated setting and paid at a competitive rate to the maximum extent possible;
(c) Counseling on opportunities for enrollment in comprehensive transition or postsecondary educational programs at institutions of higher education;
(d) Workplace readiness training to develop social skills and independent living; and
(e) Instruction in self-advocacy that may include peer mentoring.
(7) If you need more individualized services (such as job coaching, orientation and mobility training, travel expenses, uniforms, or assistive technology), you must apply and be determined eligible for vocational rehabilitation services and develop and have an approved individualized plan for employment.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 74.29.020(8) and 34 C.F.R., Parts 361, 363, 397. WSR 18-12-035, ยง 388-891A-0760, filed 5/29/18, effective 6/30/18.]
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