Holloway brings experience, understanding to CRS medical consultant post

Dr. Albert Holloway has joined the Rehab Family as a medical consultant for Children’s Rehabilitation Service. Holloway, who joined CRS through a contractual agreement with Medicaid, is available to respond to medical concerns generated from staff, families, and providers of CRS services. CRS Director Melinda Davis said she is delighted to have Holloway available toContinue reading “Holloway brings experience, understanding to CRS medical consultant post”

VR sponsors summer transition programs around the state

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and its partners have had a busy summer conducting transition programs at colleges throughout the state to help students prepare for life after high school. These programs have provided hands-on lessons designed to develop and improve independent living skills for people with disabilities. The agenda differed from school toContinue reading “VR sponsors summer transition programs around the state”

Rehab engineering workshop under construction in Anniston

Construction is currently under way on a new rehabilitation engineering work and storage space for the Anniston area. The 864-square-foot workshop, which is being built behind the ADRS facility on Coleman Road in Anniston, will include a 24′ x 24′ workshop with work benches and a wash-out sink as well as a storage loft. TheContinue reading “Rehab engineering workshop under construction in Anniston”

Students complete inaugural College Quest program at AU

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services’ new College Quest program for students with vision loss conducted its initial session on the campus of Auburn University June 16-29. Twelve high school students from around Alabama worked with resident assistants to complete several intensive, hands-on workshops designed to develop and improve independent living skills. The two-week campContinue reading “Students complete inaugural College Quest program at AU”

SAIL, Carpenters for Christ partner to provide ramps to consumers

The brutal Alabama heat and humidity could not erase the smiles on the faces of the Carpenters for Christ volunteers as they worked on one of their most recent projects. The group, which operates through First Baptist Church of Tallassee, has assisted Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Independent Living Specialist Sharon Weaver in providing wheelchairContinue reading “SAIL, Carpenters for Christ partner to provide ramps to consumers”

New board member Leah Patterson Lust ‘eager to serve’

For new Alabama Board of Rehabilitation Services member and Cullman native Leah Patterson Lust, the opportunity to represent Congressional District 4 is a duty she takes very seriously. Lust, who sustained a spinal cord injury at age 17 in a car accident and uses a wheelchair for mobility, will provide the board with a more-detailedContinue reading “New board member Leah Patterson Lust ‘eager to serve’”

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”