RD14 - 2020 Virginia State Rehabilitation Council Annual Report

Executive Summary:

It has been my honor to serve as chairperson of the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) this past year, even amidst all of the challenges brought about by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Understandably, this pandemic has affected every citizen in our Commonwealth in some capacity, including, and often in a greater way, our citizens with disabilities.

Yet the work that the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) continues to do for our consumers shines bright.

Whether it be virtually, or in person, utilizing all appropriate health and safety measures, our consumers are continuing to be served, while also being given the opportunity to live their best lives in the communities they choose.

The recommendations given by the SRC make it apparent how much we care for Virginians, and want to continue giving them the best vocational rehabilitative services possible. No matter what challenges lie ahead, we will adapt, overcome and remain as resilient as ever for the betterment of our consumers and communities.

Garrett S. Brumfeld
Chairperson, State Rehabilitation Council