RD241 - State Rehabilitation Council Annual Report – 2021

Executive Summary:

It is a great honor to present the 2021 Annual Report of the State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). In this report, you will find information on the performance of the vocational rehabilitation (VR) program of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), including the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC).

The theme this year is “Open for Business," which beautifully captures the fact that, for the first time since 2009, all VR eligibility categories are open. Additionally, following an unpredictable year across the country, all DARS offices are open across the Commonwealth!

I want to take the opportunity to thank the entire SRC for their dedication to supporting VR services. Additionally, I would like to recognize DARS leadership and staff for their adaptability, commitment to client success, and their ability to adapt and provide high quality services across the state in uncertain circumstances.

As you review this report, I ask that you consider sharing this report with your professional and personal networks. Spreading word about DARS, VR and the talented staff can do wonders to help others become more aware of the services offered and increase the number of individuals that can benefit from VR support.

Daniel Irwin
Chairperson, State Rehabilitation Council