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”

Smart Work Ethics training underway in Autauga County (photo gallery)

The Smart Work Ethics (SWE) training to develop better soft skills, good work habits and boost the employability of transition-age VR consumers is currently underway for students in Autauga County Schools. The eight-part comprehensive training series began in October and will continue through December for students at the Autauga County Technology Center in Prattville. Prattville’s SWEContinue reading “Smart Work Ethics training underway in Autauga County (photo gallery)”

ADRS, DMH honor Project SEARCH employers

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) and the Alabama Department of Mental Health (DMH) honored Project SEARCH employer partners at a luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 2. The event, held at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Prattville, recognized the contributions of the seven Project SEARCH sites around the state: Baptist Medical Center South, Birmingham-SouthernContinue reading “ADRS, DMH honor Project SEARCH employers”

Program aims to change ‘TIDES’ for transition students

A  new initiative rolled out in Birmingham this summer to increase employability skills for teenagers with disabilities. The transition program named TIDES – teen interns developing employability skills – placed one dozen high school juniors and seniors with various disabilities in paid internship programs working for Birmingham Parks and Recreation. The program began to take shape when StateContinue reading “Program aims to change ‘TIDES’ for transition students”

Tuscaloosa VR honors area graduates

The Tuscaloosa VR office invited local business leaders, educators, friends and family to join them in congratulating area seniors for their many accomplishments at the 2nd Annual Tuscaloosa ADRS Graduation Party. Thirty-two seniors were recognized at the party, where they also had an opportunity to meet representatives of several community rehabilitation programs who discussed theirContinue reading “Tuscaloosa VR honors area graduates”