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Statewide Award Winners! Congratulations.

Here is a list of winners, their hometown, and nominator.   Meritorious Service Award Named for a West Virginia citizen who make a major difference in the state.  Presented for public recognition of extraordinary contribution in support of WVADE’s goals. This award is reserved for an individual who demonstrates...

WVADE Awards Ceremony

The WVADE Awards program recognizes employees and other individuals, customers, programs and communities that demonstrate outstanding support leading to the full employment of people with disabilities in West Virginia. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Charleston on January 21, 2016. To submit a nomination, visit WVADE Awards...

Autism Friendly Dinner Club

Autism is the focus for our Thursday afternoon session next week.  I hope you will join us. Here’s an article about how one family is advocating http://themighty.com/2016/01/dad-starts-autism-friendly-dinner-club-for-families/...

WIOA is Coming! Are you ready?

Curious about WIOA and the changes that will be coming in the next few months? Here’s what the Department of Labor says: Improves Services to Individuals with Disabilities: WIOA increases individuals with disabilities’ access to high quality workforce services and prepares them for competitive integrated employment. AJCs will provide physical...

Apply for the AAPD Summer Internship Program

Each summer, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) places college students, graduate students and recent graduates with disabilities in paid internships in the Washington, DC area. The internships are with Congressional offices, federal agencies and nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Program is open to students or recent graduates...

WVADE Awards Announced

Announcing the 2016 WVADE Awards Nomination The WVADE Awards program recognizes employees and other individuals, customers, programs and communities that demonstrate outstanding support leading to the full employment of people with disabilities in West Virginia. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Charleston on January 21, 2016....

Challenges facing CRPs in West Virginia

The recent quarterly meeting was well attended with 37 attendees representing 22 CRPs.   Also attending were several WVARF staff members as well as experts in social media, employment law and workers compensation. A highlight was a two hour conversation about the challenges that our group of CRP leaders feel...

Demographics

This is a link to a very interactive website so we can see how well we’re doing at developing job opportunities for people with disabilities. It says to me, loud and clear, that we still have a way to go. Check out...