Dr. Wehman also is Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center and the Director of the new VCU Autism Center for Excellence (ACE). He has written extensively on issues related to transition from school to adulthood and special education as it relates for young adulthood. He has published more than 200 articles, 114 book chapters, and authored or edited 43 books.
He is a recipient of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.-Foundation International Awards in Mental Retardation, was a Mary Switzer Fellow for the National Rehabilitation Association in 1985, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from the President's Committee on Employment for Persons with Disabilities in October 1992.
Wehman was recognized as one of the 50 most influential special educators of the millenium by a national survey coordinated by the Remedial and Special Education journal (December 2000), and received the VCU Distinguished Service Award in 2001. He also is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. He has been the principal investigator of more than $70 million worth of federal grants since being at VCU.