What happens after referral?

The process for referring students and youth to DVR continues with the DVR counselor discussing the potential referral with the student/youth and their family. If the discussion results in a decision to apply for DVR services, the student or youth signs an application, and the DVR counselor gathers documents to establish the student or youth’s eligibility. If the student or youth is under age 18, that person’s parent or guardian must also sign the application. Documents may come from the school and/or medical providers. The school or DVR may request written parental consent for the release of documentation of their child’s disability.

Working with all involved, the DVR Counselor will identify and coordinate any diagnostic assessments needed to determine eligibility and plan for DVR services.