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ADRS honored at Partner Appreciation Breakfast

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services was honored at the Alabama National Guard’s Appreciation Breakfast Friday, Feb. 28, for another successful year of providing services, employment opportunities, and training to members of the military. Anna Taylor, Jean Tyler, and Sam Youse joined ADRS Commissioner Jane Elizabeth Burdeshaw to accept the Dedicated Partner Award for 2019. The purpose of the program,

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ADRS helps Blount County students plan for their future

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services teamed with several organizations to host Blount County Transition Career Day Thursday, Feb. 27, at Locust Fork Baptist Church. Students from high schools throughout the county came together to gather information regarding transitional services available after high school. Throughout the day, students were connected to training opportunities that include college, workforce training, and the

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Workshop focuses on disability in the workplace

A great crowd gathered Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Trussville Civic Center to learn more about medical and psychological aspects of disability in the workplace. The program was presented by Disability IN Alabama (formerly the Alabama Business Leadership Network) and the READI-Net program of the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services. During the two-day workshop, the group learned about topics spanning

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CRS offices host Christmas parties

Children’s Rehabilitation Service offices throughout the state celebrated the holidays by inviting consumers and their families to visit. The Anniston Children’s Rehabilitation Service office hosted its first Christmas event for children with severe disabilities Friday, Dec. 13. Participants had an opportunity to take pictures with Santa, play games, help the Grinch get into the Christmas spirit, and even spend time

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Steve Simpson, Cindy Pitts retire from ADRS

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services Attorney Steve Simpson recently celebrated his retirement after more than 20 years of service to the department and more than 30 to the state. Saying goodbye was bittersweet for Simpson, who is a 1975 graduate of Sidney Lanier High School and lifelong Montgomery resident. Simpson left Montgomery briefly to earn a bachelor’s degree in English

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