(a) Center-based services are any
employment service provided where a majority of the people at the site are
persons with a disability. These settings facilitate opportunities to seek
employment in competitive settings and support access to the greater community.
(b) Center-based services are
pre-planned documented activities that relate to the member's identified
(c) Examples of Center-based services
are active participation in:
(1) learning and work experiences
where the individual can develop general, non-job-task specific strengths and
skills that contribute to employability in paid employment in integrated
(2) team-prescribed therapy programs,
such as speech, physical therapy, or switch activation implemented by
employment provider staff in the workshop or other center-based setting; and
(3) computer classes, General Education
Development preparation, job club, interviewing skills, or other classes whose
participants all have disabilities, even when the location is in the community.
(d) Paid contract work is usually
subcontracted, and the persons receiving services earn commensurate wage
according to Department of Labor regulations.
(e) Participation in Center-based
services is limited to 15 hours per week for persons receiving services through
the Homeward Bound Waiver, unless approved through the exception process explained
in (OAC) 317:40-7-21.
(f) The provider agency must meet
physical plant expectations of (OAC) 340:100-17-13.
(g) During periods in which no paid
work is available for members, despite the provider's documented good faith
efforts to secure work, the employment-provider agency ensures each member
participates in training activities that are age appropriate, work related, and
consistent with the Individual Plan. Such activities may include, but are not
(1) resume development and application
(2) work attire selection;
(3) job interview training and
(4) job safety and evacuation
(5) personal or social skills
(6) stamina and wellness classes.