The Abington Heights School District special education department recently hosted parent informational sessions entitled, “What is OVR?” and “What is Early Reach Initiative?” The presenters from Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) included Mary Jane Saras, the early reach coordinator, and Barbara Phillips, the OVR counselor for the Abington Heights School District. Both presenters spoke with parents and students about this eligibility service program. The services were described as meeting the individual needs of persons including diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, counseling services, restoration services, training services and placement services.

From left: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation early reach coodinator Mary Jane Saras, Abington Heights Special Education director Dr. Fran Rassouli and OVR counselor Barbara Phillips.