Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Altoona Office
The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test.
1130 Twelfth Avenue
Suite 300
Altoona, PA 16601
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (814) 946-7240 Main
  • (814) 949-7918 Fax
  • (800) 442-6343 Other
Helpful Tips: When going to the website www.dli.state.pa.us, click on "Disability Services" to access information on the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
Facility/ADA access: Yes for entrance to building, within the building, and restrooms.
Service Contact: Pamela Montgomery, District Administrator, 814-946-7240, pmontgomer@state.pa.us
Services:
  • Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs
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Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services
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