Project SEARCH participants celebrate completion of career program

About 130 high school students in Virginia with developmental and intellectual disabilities participated in internships this school year.

University of Richmond, Commonwealth partners to research return on investment of vocational rehabilitation programs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced a nearly $2.5 million federal grant to the University of Richmond and its partners to assess the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation programs for people with disabilities.

DARS offers tips for Virginians on Medicare Open Enrollment period

It’s time for Medicare beneficiaries to think about their health care needs and choose the best plan for them.

Virginia employers honored for championing disability employment

Several Virginia employers were honored this month for outstanding commitment to hiring and supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.

Federal grant to boost Virginia’s services for residents with dementia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that the Commonwealth has secured a federal grant that will strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia.


ALZPossible.org helps Virginians find information on dementia

The AlzPossible website, alzpossible.org, has a new look aimed at helping professional caregivers in Virginia with updated information on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

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VPAS CDSME put state workshop totals over 5,000

During the monthly PRE-AIM conference call with Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Local Coordinators, April Holmes, DARS Coordinator of Prevention Programs, announced that there were almost 5,000 workshop completers since April 2010 when DARS received the first grant to offer CDSME.


Three WWRC employees honored by State Rehabilitation Council

Ellen McIlhenny, chair of the State Rehabilitation Council, and Commissioner Jim Rothrock of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services have announced the council’s Employee Leadership Roy J. Ward Recognition Awards.