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5 CORE SERVICES

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND PROGRAMS

  • HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES - Provide service coordination for individuals receiving  Medicaid Waiver Services living in their own home in the community.
  • OPTIONS/PRIVATE PAY PROGRAM – Help in the home with daily living activities such as: Home Supports and Personal Care.  Home Supports: light cleaning, laundry, meal prep and shopping.  Personal Care: bathing and grooming.
  • ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY & EQUIPMENT (AT) – Obtain equipment and devices needed to be independent such as: ramps, wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive technology devices.
  • COMMUNICATION – Provide interpreter services and other services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing, non-verbal, etc.
  • LIBRARY – Provide information on disabilities, education, and internet research.
  • ACCESSIBLE FITNESS CENTER - Free gym for people with disabilities.
  • DEVELOPMENT and PUBLIC RELATIONS – Coordinate marketing, public relations, fundraising activities, and community education and outreach.
  • YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FOR SUCCESS (YES!) - Provide youth with disabilities one-on-one and group training to address skills needed to transition from high school to higher education, employment and/or independent living.  Provides a monthly newsletter related to transition with local events, resources, and advocacy opportunities.

On-site Employment Resource

Steve Schindler, OVR Counselor, is available for information and consultations iin the TRCIL office. The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation offers a variety of services and while not every service applies in every case, Steve can discuss academic assessment, career counseling, tuition support, job coaching, placement services, short term training, vocational evaluations, and vehicle and home modifications. These services are determined by a Consumer’s eligibility and a willingness to work toward a vocational goal with employment being the end result.

Steve is available on Fridays, Rm 255 from 11am to 2pm

Contact him at: 

Steven D. Schindler M.Ed.

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

stschindle@pa.gov