Monthly Archives: March 2015

‘A-Team’ tackles accommodations issues with cross-divisional approach

The Birmingham-area Accommodations Team – better known as the 'A Team' – discusses accommodations at their quarterly meeting.

The ADRS A-Team — that’s the accommodations team — isn’t taking pity or prisoners when it comes to helping all consumers achieve their maximum potential. The team’s innovative approach targets consumers with the most-significant disabilities, and cleverly uses creative solutions through rehabilitation technology to better prepare individuals for life at home, school, work, and in the community. If the concept sounds similar

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LTI completes third session

The 23 students of the Leadership Training Institute recently reconvened in Montgomery for the third session of the five-part intensive training program to develop better leaders within the department. Early in the week, members of the class visited the ADRS State Office to discuss their small group solutions projects with department leaders. The group also took another field trip  Wednesday to

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VR supervisors retreat to Columbiana for training

VR supervisors recently participated in a late winter retreat/training session at Alabama’s 4-H Center in Columbiana. The annual supervisor’s retreat allows VR supervisors to unplug from the day-to-day management of their offices around the state and plug into team-building strategies and reinvigorate their leadership skills. In addition to team building, the three-day training session also focused on group networking and creating and

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Needs Assessment findings presented to CRS

Children’s Rehabilitation Service received the needs assessment survey results from the University of Alabama at Birmingham on March 9. The in-depth survey is conducted every five years by agencies that receive money through the Title V Maternal and Child Health Block Grant. “The purpose of the survey is to identify both the strengths and the weaknesses of our services,” said

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