Students with IEPs/504 Plans may qualify for one or more DOR benefits

Students with IEPs/504 Plans may qualify for one or more DOR benefits
Sandi Baranowski

Does your student with an IEP/504 Plan need help paying for college?  What about finding a job when he/she doesn't have experience?

Join our virtual Zoom meeting with a Department Of Rehabilitation (DOR) representative on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:30 p.m.

The Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) works with individuals with disabilities to provide services and advocacy that result in employment, educational, and independent living skills in order to increase equality for individuals with disabilities.

Students with IEPs/504 Plans may qualify for one or more DOR benefits.

Here are some highlights of what the DOR can do for your student:

  • Assist in paying for college and anything that may be needed for college (i.e. laptop, printer, transportation to college, etc.)
  • Assist in paying for school through a Master's degree
  • Help with the employment process from searching for work to interviewing to what to do once hired
  • Some services may be available for life depending on need.

Accessing and maintaining DOR services in post-secondary life is your student's responsibility.

For a successful partnership with the DOR, we strongly recommend you support your young adult student with the following:

  • Going in person to the DOR office when communication needs to be established or reestablished.
  • Prompt response to all communication and perseverance in communication (Think: "Squeaky wheel gets the grease.")
  • Annual application renewal of the Federal Financial Aid application (FAFSA)
  • Adhering to all checklists, procedures, and requirements to maintain eligibility

*Please note: The DOR will not speak with you without signed consent from your young adult student once they turn 18, so it is very important to be by their side.

Want more info?

Granada Hills Charter (GHC) will host a virtual informational meeting with a DOR representative Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Please join our virtual Zoom meeting. You can also find the adult services and student services flyers attached to this email.

Join The Meeting