OASIS program marks 30th anniversary (photo gallery)

OASIS, the department’s program serving older Alabamians with vision loss, celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Oct. 17 meeting of the OASIS Advisory Council. The program began in 1987 with funding from a competitive grant and has served more than 30,000 people since its inception, 1,044 of them in FY16. The program is nationally recognizedContinue reading “OASIS program marks 30th anniversary (photo gallery)”

Together Success: Ronald Witherspoon (featured story + video)

For Ronald Witherspoon, 2016 was a mixed bag of joy and sadness. Just a few months before becoming a father for the first time, the Mobile man was critically injured in a robbery attempt in a public park. “It was about 9, 10 o’clock, and I was standing outside on my phone,” said Ronald. “IContinue reading “Together Success: Ronald Witherspoon (featured story + video)”

Business Relations Administrator Peggy Anderson’s retirement reception (photo gallery + video)

Members of the Rehab Family gathered Sept. 29 to honor Business Relations Administrator Peggy Anderson for her more than 35 years of loyal service to Alabamians with disabilities. Friends, family, community partners, and colleagues as well as founding ADRS Commissioner Lamona Lucas gathered to celebrate Anderson’s many contributions as a passionate advocate for the creationContinue reading “Business Relations Administrator Peggy Anderson’s retirement reception (photo gallery + video)”