AllentownSchool District

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Featured Agency for Transition Support

Information provided by: Lehigh County Department of Human Services

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

Provides evaluation services that may be needed to determine eligibility or to assist the customer in developing an appropriate vocational goal and employment plan.

Eligibility Requirements: Eligibility is based on determining if the applicant has a mental or physical impairment that causes an impediment to employment (and there exists an ability to benefit from services), and the applicant needs services to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment.

Contacts for Allentown School District students:
Kaitlyn Tretter 
Early Reach Services (Students 14-16 years of age)
ktretter@pa.gov
610-821-6441 x3118

Brittni Kholi
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor (16+, 11th grade+)
bkholi@pa.gov
610-821-6441 x3132

Often, the IEP case manager will have sent OVR information home in planning for the IEP meeting.  If for some reason, this has not occurred, you are encouraged to utilize the contacts above. If there are any additional questions, please reach out to Dana Cohen (cohend@allentownsd.org).