Governor McAuliffe announces $275,000 in grants for early intervention, education of children with disabilities
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced two federal grants for early intervention and education of children with disabilities.
Youth with disabilities participating in a job skills academy will demonstrate a solar-powered water filtration unit they built at WWRC.
After suffering a carotid aneurysm in 1999 that made it difficult for him to walk, Dinwiddie County farmer Alvin Blaha needed a solution.
Prototypes of technologies designed by JMU students to assist people with disabilities in their daily lives will be on display 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at James Madison University.
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal funding to help ease difficulties older adults and people with disabilities may face when they seek support services from state agencies, health care systems and community organizations.
More than 100 youths with disabilities will participate in the Ability Olympics April 17-18 at James Madison University.
Parker Bows is first on board in assisting the nonprofit Vector Industries with its move to a new facility on Hopeman Parkway in Waynesboro.
In a near-party-line vote, the Senate defeated Del. Rob Bell’s (R – Charlottesville) HB 2238, a bill to allow parents of some students with disabilities to spend taxpayer funds on alternative forms of education.
For the first quarter of Fiscal Year 15 at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, WellTran staff have logged 3,000 rides for seniors and for persons 18 and older with disabilities.
Today, the ACLU of Virginia renewed its call that the Governor take executive action to ensure that Reginald “Neli” Latson, an autistic man who has been in solitary confinement in state prison for more than a year, is moved as quickly as possible to a treatment facility in Florida.
Today, the ACLU of Virginia sent a letter to Governor Terry McAuliffe asking him to review the case of Reginald “Neli” Latson, a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities who has been held in solitary confinement in a state correctional facility for almost a year.
A new $2.5 million federal grant will support two University of Virginia economists and a team of colleagues who are revolutionizing how to measure the effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner released this statement today following the announcement that Virginia will receive a $17.5 million Preschool Development Expansion Grant to serve children in 11 Virginia school divisions.
The annual Christmas lunch prepared and provided by the Waynesboro First Aid Crew Ladies Auxiliary is a special day for the employees at Vector Industries.
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.
Several Virginia employers were honored this month for outstanding commitment to hiring and supporting people with disabilities in the workplace.
Bridgewater College is hosting a Peace Corps Symposium on Sunday, Oct. 26 and Monday, Oct. 27. Both presentations will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Carter Center for Worship and Music.
Employees at Vector Industries had lunch with some special people in their lives on Thursday: their families. “We’re here today at Vector Industries celebrating our employees,” said CEO Chrissy Johnston at the end of the Employee Forum, one in a series of events that the Waynesboro-based nonprofit business is holding to mark its 45th year in business.
To mark 50 years of providing persons with disabilities employment opportunities in commercial businesses, Friendship Industries is having a week of special events featuring two events.
Representatives from City Hall all the way to Capitol Hill were at Vector Industries to learn more about the Waynesboro-based nonprofit that employs and trains persons with diverse disabilities to enable them to reach their potential as productive community members.
This is a very special month for Vector Industries. We are celebrating our 45th anniversary! We’ve all heard the expression “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, I believe it takes a community to sustain an organization as vital as Vector Industries.
Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named David Hevener its employee of the month for the month of August 2014.
Parker Bows is one of the leading manufacturers of compound bows, crossbows and crossbow accessories in the United States. And it wouldn’t be there if not for its long-standing partnership with Vector Industries.
Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined 126 other members of Congress in filing an amicus curiae brief to the Supreme Court on behalf of Peggy Young.
Founded in 1969, Vector Industries is a unique nonprofit that is self-supporting in its mission to provide employment opportunities to local residents with different disabilities in the Greater Augusta County area through contract work for a variety of regional customers.
Governor Terry McAuliffe has recognized September as National Preparedness Month in Virginia, calling on families, business owners and communities to take specific steps to be ready for emergencies.
Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Tanya Richardson its employee of the month for the month of July 2014.
The Devils Backbone Adventure 12 Pack is proving popular with consumers who want to sample several different beers from the Lexington, Virginia,-based brewery, but assembling the variety packs aren’t easy for a growing company. Which is where Vector Industries in Waynesboro comes in.
Vector Industries is marking its 45th year in operations with a series of events in October inviting the community to learn more about the unique non-profit business.
Employees at Vector Industries got a nice treat last week – lunch provided by the Waynesboro Rotary Club, including burgers cooked by members of the Waynesboro Generals baseball team.
Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Brian Davis its employee of the month for the month of June 2014.
AFSCME President Lee Saunders today announced that AFSCME nearly doubled the goal set in early January 2014 when the union launched its “50,000 Stronger” organizing campaign.
Vector Industries has named Charles Randolph its employee of the month for the month of May 2014. Randolph has been an employee at Vector, which employs and trains persons with diverse disabilities to enable them to reach their potential as productive community members, since 2011.
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.
Almost 60 percent of the 360,000 Virginians who would benefit from the state’s Medicaid expansion—roughly 212,000 residents—are working Virginians employed in occupations that most people rely on daily and are critical to the state’s economy.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Hall v. Florida that states cannot rely on a rigid IQ score of 70 to determine whether an individual may be executed.
Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Bill Alexander its employee of the month for the month of April 2014.
CoCENTRIX announced Monday that the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (VA DBHDS) has launched the CoCENTRIX Coordinated Care Platform.
The F.R.E.E. Foundation Equipment Reuse/Recycling and Gifting Program of Roanoke won the Commonwealth Council on Aging’s top 2014 “Best Practices” award for its creative and effective approach to serving older Virginians.
Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) Coordinator Joyce Nussbaum attended the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) Life Skills Transition Program Completion Ceremony on Friday, April 25.
Vector Industries in Waynesboro has named Shannon Rohr its employee of the month for the month of March 2014.
uva-logoUniversity of Virginia Health System is now one of 28 hospitals in the U.S. participating in NeuroNEXT – the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials – investigating treatments for brain and neurological conditions.
Vector Industries, a leading provider of assembly, packaging and fulfillment services that require a team of highly qualified and uniquely specialized individuals in Waynesboro, Va., has a new website produced by Augusta Free Press.