​​​Not a student? Please see Job Seekers with Disabilities

Services for Students

DORS Provides Transition Services for Students with Disabilities

Transition Services are activities that prepare students with disabilities to move from school to post-school life.
 
A Student with a Disability is someone who:

  • is enrolled in a secondary school (including home school or other alternative secondary education program), post-secondary education program, or other recognized educational program and has not exited, graduated, or withdrawn; is at least
  • 14 years old but less than age 22; and  
  • has a disability documented with an IEP, 504 plan, medical records, or a doctor’s note.

 
If you or your student meets this definition, s/he can be referred for two different types of Transition Services for Students with Disabilities:

  • Pre-Employment Transition Services (Students ages 14 to 21) -  Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) provide students with disabilities the opportunity to experience and explore the world of work. Services include Job Exploration, Self-Advocacy, Post-Secondary Education Counseling, Workplace Readiness Training, or Work-Based Learning Experiences.
  • Student Employment Services – this is for students with disabilities who would like to obtain or prepare for meaningful employment and a successful career.  A broad range of vocational rehabilitation services, including Pre-Employment Transition Services, may be available to these students

Referrals for these services can be made by anyone by completing the DORS Referral Form.

Aged 14 - 21, but not a student? Please see DORS services for Job Seekers with Disabilities.

Questions? 

Contact: Jessica Markum
Staff Specialist for Students and Transitioning Youth
jessica.markum@maryland.gov
410-554-9109

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