RD1 - 2016 Virginia State Rehabilitation Council Annual Report

Executive Summary:

I am pleased to share with you the State Rehabilitation Council’s 2016 Annual Report on the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services’ vocational rehabilitation (VR) program. This report features as “Virginia’s Best" some of the 4,060 VR consumers who became successfully employed during the past year and Virginia’s employers who hire our consumers into competitive jobs. It also reviews DARS’ innovative services and programs that assist individuals who have significant disabilities to receive the education and training they need to enter or stay in the workforce.

The SRC is proud of the DARS VR program, including the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC), working in collaboration with other state agencies and community partners to assist in developing highly qualified workers for Virginia’s employers. WWRC helps to fulfill the dreams and aspirations of individuals with significant disabilities to live independent lives.

I encourage you to review this report and share it with others.

/s/ Bruce Phipps
SRC Chairman