Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)

The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. Students who apply and qualify for assistance through the OVR may be entitled to receive a wide range of services which may include financial help from the OVR for educational related expenses.

For additional information or to contact your local OVR, please visit the Pennsylvania OVR Website.

If you are not a resident of Pennsylvania, please visit your state of residence's Labor and Industry webpage to determine if OVR services may be available to you.


Disabled Student Union Club

Join Juniata’s Disabled Student Union (DSU) club to connect with your peers. The is a student-run organization that advocates for promoting education, inclusion, and awareness in the community.

Their goal is to create a sense of belonging for Juniata College students with a range of physical and cognitive disabilities and collaborate with college administrators to advance diversity and inclusion initiatives.


Transition Guide

A Transition Guide from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights is provided as a resource to educators, students, and their families. The purpose of this guide is to provide answers to questions students with disabilities may have as they get ready to move to the postsecondary education environment.


Finding Your Way

Finding Your Way: A College Guide for Students on The Spectrum from the Organizations for Autism Research is provided a resource to students and their families as they transition from post-secondary to higher education. This publication covers topics such as managing the academic rigor of college, establishing routines, navigating campus life, and the role of self-advocacy.