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SECTION 310: CASE PROCESS FOR RESOURCE SPECIALISTS

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I. RECEIPT OF REFERRALS

A. What Constitutes a Complete Referral?

Referrals for extensive skills training are usually received from the Social Worker for the Blind but may come from another Resource Specialist as explained in Item III B. of this section. A complete referral consists of all the following required documents.

II. NEEDS ASSESSMENT

III. SERVICE PLAN DEVELOPMENT FOR REFERRALS ACCEPTED INTO ACTIVE STATUS

After the worker has confirmed that the referral meets all eligibility requirements and has completed the needs assessment, he/she will develop a Resource Specialist Service Plan (either DSB-7103B, DSB-7103C or DSB-7103D). Refer to section 500 for forms and instructions. At this point in the case process, the referral enters Active Status for specialized services by the Resource Specialist. The Service Plan will focus on the benefits to be expected from the provision of specialized services—orientation, mobility, independent living rehabilitation services and/or vocational/employment services. These services will have the effect of correcting, compensating for or circumventing barriers to independent living.

IV. IMPLEMENTING SERVICE DELIVERY

Goal-oriented service delivery is initiated based on the following criteria for effectiveness:

Time Frames for Service Delivery by Resource Specialists: All services listed on DSB-7103B, DSB-7103C, and DSB-7103D must be planned and service delivery initiated within 90 calendar days after referral is received in the Regional/District Office of Division of Services for the Blind.

V. CASE CLOSURE

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