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New Telework Website

Telework USA websiteThe Rehabilitation Research & Training Center at Virginia Commonwealth University announce the new website!

This website is the hub for 3 telework projects funded by the Office of Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor. The website includes information about the Telework Initiative, an overview of ODEP’s projects, their Telework research as well as resources for building a competitive edge - including recent preliminary research findings.

On the homepage, you may enter the site as a “Job Seeker” or an “Employer.” Both paths provide information about telework, resources, success stories, and a link to the “Resume Bank.” This is where job seekers and employers can merge to seek one another out and make telecommuting a reality!  Visit

Webcast Archive

Patience White
Patience White

Thomas Gloss
Thomas Gloss

What's Health got to do with Transition? EVERYTHING!
Youth with special health care needs want a full range of opportunities like everyone else and require a coordinated system of care. Lifelong health issues require lifespan skills. The challenge is to simultaneously improve the system that serves and prepares youth and their families with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote self-determination, wellness and successful transition to adulthood.

Success in the classroom, within the community, and on the job requires that young people with special health care needs stay healthy. View this free Webcast Archive



Brown Bag: SunTrust - It's Good Business

James WellsSunTrust - Nationally Recognized as being a Disability Friendly Business - James M. Wells, III, President & CEO SunTrust

This video highlights some of SunTrust's employees who happen to have a disability, and the managers who work with them. It focuses on the value that these individuals provide to them -- because at SunTrust, it's good business. View this free Brown Bag

T-Tap Fact Sheet

T-TAP Fact SheetCustomized Employment Q and A: Funding of Community-Integrated Employment Outcomes

This fact sheet provides information on how to use a diversified array of funding resources to support community-integrated employment outcomes. Ms. Nancy Brooks-Lane, Director of Developmental Disabilities Services Cobb-Douglas Counties Community Services Boards in Georgia, provides detailed examples on how to target and use a variety of funding opportunities for this purpose. Read this fact sheet

Announcing VCU Center for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering (CERSE)

CERSE is a close partnership of the VCU Schools of Medicine, Allied Health, Engineering, Education, and the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services (DRS). The CERSE director is Dr. David X. Cifu, chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The mission is to foster interdisciplinary rehabilitation research across the lifespan through careful coordination and consolidation of VCU’s significant scientific and educational capacities in the rehabilitation arena. CERSE is comprised of six Research/Training Cores, each building on existing rehabilitation research and training strengths at VCU. The cores include Rehabilitation of Neurological Illness and Injury, Rehabilitation Engineering, Vocational Rehabilitation, Health and Human Performance, Children and Disability, and Veterans Rehabilitation. For more information, visit