Training helps first responders better understand mental illness, cognitive disabilities

Officers and first responders with Vestavia Hills Police Department are currently participating in a unique training program specifically designed to help them identify typical behaviors seen in persons with a broad range of cognitive disabilities and mental illnesses. Persons with cognitive disabilities or mental illnesses often have different reactions to stressful situations than persons withoutContinue reading “Training helps first responders better understand mental illness, cognitive disabilities”

VRS summer programs teach students skills for college, work life (photo gallery)

Dozens of transition students from throughout the state have gained exposure to work and college life through a number of programs sponsored and presented by Vocational Rehabilitation Service this summer. The programs, held at various locations around Alabama, are designed to prepare students to transition to work and/or post-secondary education.    

Board holds quarterly meeting at ADRS Lakeshore (photo gallery + video)

The Alabama Board of Rehabilitation Services held its recent quarterly meeting at the ADRS Lakeshore office. Paige Hebson, field supervisor at ADRS Lakeshore, spoke to the group about the services provided through her office. Also addressing the group was Beth Curry, who works at the nearby Lakeshore Foundation. Following the meeting, the board as wellContinue reading “Board holds quarterly meeting at ADRS Lakeshore (photo gallery + video)”