Monthly Archives: December 2014

Statewide awards honor businesses, exceptional people with disabilities

The Alabama Governor’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities honored the success and contributions of individuals with disabilities in the workforce and recognized businesses that provide opportunities for successful employment for people with disabilities. The winners were recognized at a Dec. 16 ceremony/reception in the Old Archives Chamber of the Alabama State Capitol. Gov. Robert Bentley was on hand

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SAIL training focuses on person-centered planning

SAIL staff listen as Rehabilitation Specialist Wanda Brady explains a group activity

State of Alabama Independent Living (SAIL) Program staff gathered Dec. 12 for a daylong session on “person-centered” planning. All SAIL staff – including nurses, case managers, independent living specialists, and administrative support assistants – were in attendance. The training, developed by SAIL Coordinator Karen Coffey and Rehabilitation Specialist Wanda Brady, focused on Medicaid-mandated changes to requirements regarding person-centered service plans

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Employers provide feedback at Transition Think Tank meeting

The Birmingham-area Transition Think Tank Committee held its quarterly meeting at the Jefferson County Workforce Development office building Dec. 11. The meeting featured panelists representing ACIPCO (American Cast Iron Pipe Company), Brookwood Medical Center, CEFA (Construction Education Foundation of Alabama), Lowe’s, and Regions Bank discussing issues that they face as employers. The meeting was designed to provide key stakeholders –

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ADRS, DMH honor Project SEARCH employers

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services and the Alabama Department of Mental Health recognized the contributions of seven Project SEARCH employer sites at a luncheon held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at the Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center.

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-Southern College, Huntsville Hospital, Mobile Infirmary,

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