RD142 - 2018 Virginia State Rehabilitation Council Annual Report

Executive Summary:

It is my honor to share with you the 2018 annual report of the State Rehabilitation Council. I offer an overview in this video.

The SRC provides advice and guidance on the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), including the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC). Its members, who are appointed by the Governor, are committed to fulfilling their responsibilities and to the employment of Virginians with significant disabilities: employment with good wages and that lead to advancement in their chosen field of work. They also are passionate about improving the lives of Virginians with disabilities through their work and individual efforts.

I hope that you will take the time to review this report on the successes of the VR program at DARS and the goal and evolution of the Pre-Employment Transition Services, or Pre-ETS, for students with disabilities in our Commonwealth. Learn more about Pre-ETS from this DARS video.

Linda Garris-Bright, Chair