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Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center changes name

WWRC New Sign photo
"Business, industry, our community partners, and, most importantly, our consumers have offered a resounding endorsement for the new name," said WWRC Director Rick Sizemore.

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Richmond, Va. - June 24, 2015

SRC honors two with leadership recognition award

Sherrina & Shawn
Ellen McIlhenny, chair of the State Rehabilitation Council, and Commissioner Jim Rothrock of the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services have announced the council's 2015 Employee Leadership Roy J. Ward Recognition Awards.

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Richmond, Va. - June 9, 2015

Project SEARCH students celebrate new job skills

Project SEARCH St Mary's group
Nearly 95 high school students in Virginia with developmental and intellectual disabilities participated this school year in the innovative Project SEARCH career program to gain valuable work experience and skills.

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Richmond, Va. - May 20, 2015


  DARS in the News

Hershey's H.E.R.O.S. Program Heralded at Champions Event

Champions Awards
DARS recognized several companies from the Shenandoah Valley, including the Hershey plant in Stuarts Draft, during the annual champions of disability employment ceremony in Staunton.

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Richmond, Va. - June 24, 2015

Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center Forklift Rodeo coverage

WWRC Forklift
A "forklift rodeo" may sound like another offbeat spectator sport, but there's a serious mission behind Wednesday's event at Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center in Fishersville. It's all about showcasing job skills.

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Richmond, Va. - June 9, 2015

DARS Manager of Human Services Kim Shepard addresses the mission and services of DARS

Project SEARCH St Mary's group
Jane Applegate with Cox business television interviewed Kim Shepard to find out about how DARS works with community groups and employers to serve Virginians who are aging and those with disabilities.

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Richmond, Va. - May 20, 2015


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