Prevocational Services prepare people for a job that pays a competitive wage, and helps them achieve greater independence in their community. These services teach general work skills and concepts rather than specific skills for a specific job. People with disabilities can receive prevocational services if they are not expected to participate in the general workforce within one year. Prevocational Services are provided under the BI and CADI waiver services.
Prevocational Services teach basic work skills such as:
- Attention span
- Effective workplace communication
- Effective social skills and conduct
- Following directions
- Motor skills
- Personal self-care and appearance
- Public transportation
- Safety (e.g. pedestrian street safety)
- Task completion
Prevocational Services do not include:
- Special education services available and funded through the Individuals with Disabilities Education ACT (IDEA)
- Vocational services available and funded through Section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
- Training that teaches specific job skills or employment objectives.
A person’s file must document that prevocational services are not available through programs funded by IDEA or Section 110 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
For more information about Prevocational Services including eligibility, please visit the MN Department of Human Services website, or contact your county case manager.