Employment Services

Employment Navigation

  • Available to adults age 22 and older that are eligible for county board services.
  • Plans, coordinates and monitors  employment-related supports to job-seekers with developmental disabilities.
  • Prepares, educates and connects job-seekers as they go through the process of getting the right job.
  • Works with Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) and local providers to ensure proper services are being provided.
  • For questions or more information please contact our Employment Navigator John Joyce.

Employment Navigation is about expanding opportunities!

Transition Services

  •  Individuals age 14 through 22 are eligible to work with PCBDD’s Transition Services Specialist (TSS).
  • The TSS works closely with students, families, Service and Support Administrators, and school districts to prepare the student for the transition from school to adulthood. 
  • This transition process is highly individualized, and is based on the vision of the student and family for the future.
  • Transition employment experiences:

General steps for Transition Planning:

  • Hold an initial meeting to conduct person-centered planning using MAPS (McGill Action Planning System). This allows the team to set a benchmark for graduation.
  • Conduct a follow-up meeting to create a detailed transition strategy that “backwards plans” for an individual to reach his or her goals.
  • Discuss responsibilities of all IEP team members to support the student in meeting his or her post-secondary goals.
  • Develop a transition-to-work inventory to assess work interests and help in career exploration (when appropriate).
  • Communicate with businesses or provider agencies, as needed, to employment goals.