RD68 - 2017 Virginia State Rehabilitation Council Annual Report

Executive Summary:

It is my honor to share with you the 2017 Annual Report of the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC), which provides information on the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, including the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center. This year’s report theme is “Ready. Set. Work!" to illustrate the path taken by Virginians with significant disabilities receiving VR services towards competitive employment in the community. The VR services received by these consumers are varied and tailored to their individual vocational needs and goals. Featured are a few of the 4,037 outstanding VR consumers who achieved successful employment as an outcome of their VR experience and highlights the services that they received.

I have witnessed the commitment of my fellow SRC members and the DARS staff to improving the lives and livelihood of VR consumers seeking the skills, training and other services required to enter Virginia’s workforce.

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

/s/ Bruce Phipps
SRC Chairperson