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Birmingham Southern holds Project SEARCH commencement

Project SEARCH is a collaborative effort among ADRS, United Cerebral Palsy, Birmingham City Schools, Birmingham Southern College, the Alabama Council on Developmental Disabilities, the State Department of Education, and the Alabama Department of Mental Health

  Project SEARCH, the Alabama program launched in 2012 to provide students with significant disabilities professional work experience, passed another milestone May 29. The Project SEARCH site operating at Birmingham Southern College (BSC) held its first graduation ceremony and reception to honor the 10 participants enrolled at that location. The program is a total immersion, business-led, school-to-work plan for young persons with significant cognitive and physical

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Camp teaches ‘SAVI’ seniors independent living skills

A photo of a Camp SAVI tote bag

It’s no secret that vision loss among older Alabamians is common and can have a dramatic effect on daily life and independence. Camp SAVI (seniors adjusting to visual impairments) seeks to restore that lost confidence by teaching independent living skills to older Alabamians with vision loss. The five-day camp, now in its fourth year, was launched in May 2011 by ADRS’ OASIS program

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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 their services. Two speakers formally addressed

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