Soliday a success story for Ready to Work program

With a strong support system, a lot of hard work, and a positive attitude, Shonna Soliday has paved the way for others to find success through the Ready To Work (RTW) program. Soliday, with assistance from Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Dena Dodd and E.H. Gentry, recently became the first student to complete the program and securedContinue reading “Soliday a success story for Ready to Work program”

Deaf Services consumer ready to hit the road after earning CDL

An exchange of smiles and a fist bump between newly certified truck driver Joey Woodle and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Quentin Morris allowed both to celebrate a huge milestone Wednesday, May 9. Woodle, who is deaf, realized a lifelong dream moments earlier by passing his driving test and earning a commercial driver’s license from the CentralContinue reading “Deaf Services consumer ready to hit the road after earning CDL”

ADRS consumer recognized during Gov. Ivey’s State of the State address

An ADRS consumer who was hired after attending last fall’s Governor’s Disability Job Fair was recognized during Gov. Kay Ivey’s State of the State address Jan. 9. While attending the fair, Caryn McDade met and interviewed with Southern Hospitality Home Health Care of Fultondale. By the end of the week, she was employed and trainingContinue reading “ADRS consumer recognized during Gov. Ivey’s State of the State address”

Social workers make a difference in people’s lives

People – especially children – with disabilities often face a unique set of challenges in their everyday lives and need to receive services is a variety of settings. Professionals who hold a master’s or bachelor’s in social work help individuals with disabilities in a variety of ways. “In CRS, our social workers help our families to identifyContinue reading “Social workers make a difference in people’s lives”

Dekalb County man cultivates need for adaptive tractor

Bryan Thomas of Fyffe will soon be able to independently tend to cattle on his ranch after necessary adaptations are made to his four-wheel drive tractor. “In all my years with Rehab,” said Kenny Maness, Thomas’s rehabilitation counselor, “I thought I had just about seen it all. That is, until I had a request from Bryan to add adaptive driving equipmentContinue reading “Dekalb County man cultivates need for adaptive tractor”

Huntsville consumer finds keys to success, gets keys to car

Not that long ago, Javonte Love was living in a small apartment with only a $30/week stipend provided by the Harris Home for Children in Huntsville. Close to aging out of foster care, Javonte knew all of this was about to change, and his future could go one of two ways. The Alabama Department ofContinue reading “Huntsville consumer finds keys to success, gets keys to car”