Services for Transition to Post-Secondary Education or Work
Did you know…
- Rehabilitation Services for the Blind (RSB) is a state agency that delivers free vocational rehabilitation transition services to blind or visually impaired youth (ages 14 and over) and their families statewide.
- The goal of RSB services is to assist blind or visually impaired youth and their families in the transition from high school to life in the adult world and, ultimately, the world of work.
- RSB staff will, at the request of the families or schools, attend Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meetings with youth and families to help identify needs and how to meet those needs.
- RSB staff can supplement the youth’s needs with services like college preparatory programs, mentoring with successful visually impaired or blind role models and career exploration.
- After graduation from high school, RSB can provide tuition support for college and vocational schools, training in computers and adaptive equipment, skills training in mobility, Braille, daily living activities and more!
- RSB vocational rehabilitation services continue after high school for as long as needed to reach the consumer’s goal of employment in a job that is consistent with their unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests and informed choice.
- RSB believes that consumer success in adult life starts with a good foundation in high school! The sooner we can start working with the youth and family, the better!
- RSB staff provide our services in the home and will be happy to come to you to explain in more detail what we can do for your youth.
- RSB staff also provide children’s services to visually impaired or blind children under age 14 and their families.