[Ohio-talk] some questions about voc rehab

Aleeha Dudley blindcowgirl1993 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 9 02:21:10 UTC 2014


By law, rehab must pay for the training center of your choice. However, this is usually a pretty long and arduous fight here in Ohio. If you do receive funding for training, that should not affect the funding you will receive for your college education.

Aleeha Dudley and seeing eye dog Dallas 
Vice President, Ohio Association of blind students
Blindcowgirl1993 at gmail.com
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> On Dec 8, 2014, at 9:17 PM, Lillie Pennington via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Hello All, 
> 
> 
> 
> I figured this was the best place to ask these questions since I am dealing
> with the state of Ohio's rehab services. 
> 
> 
> 
> A couple of friends (not from Ohio) and I are planning to go to the Blind
> Inc. PREP program this summer. I will need rehab's help funding the program.
> I have heard that Ohio does not fund out-of-state training. Is this true? I
> have several documents provided by Blind Inc. detailing my right to out of
> state training. Can I use these? 
> 
> While I will probably be able to convince my counselor that I need the
> training, I am pretty sure (although not certain) that there is another
> thing he has to put my request through so that my funding to be approved. If
> these people say no, is there some way I can work to appeal this decision? 
> 
> I will be hopefully meeting with my counselor next week so that if there are
> problems we can get them figured out before the summer. 
> 
> 
> 
> If the state pays for this training, will this have any effect on my college
> tuition help from them? 
> 
> 
> 
> Also while on the subject of college, will Ohio rehab finance a college that
> is out of state? I am seriously considering a couple schools in Kentucky.
> Would they pay me the same amount that they would pay me if I were to attend
> a college in Ohio? 
> 
> 
> 
> Thank you for any help. 
> 
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