RPS Transition Agency Partners

  • Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services:

    8004 Franklin Farms Drive

    Henrico, VA 23229-5019

    Pre-Ets Program: The Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS) works together with students, youth, families, schools and community agencies and organizations to provide services that promote successful transitions from school to work and adult life. DRS offers two sets of services to help students with disabilities move from school to post-school life: pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) and vocational rehabilitation (VR) transition services. Learn more about these services by clicking on the links below.

    Division of Rehabilitative Services Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS)

    Division of Rehabilitative Services Transition Services

    Voice: 804.662.7000

    Toll Free Numbers: 800.552.5019 or 711

    Videophone: 804.325.1316

    E-mail: dars@dars.virginia.gov

    Richmond SOAR365:

    Chris Martin

    Director, Workforce Development

    3600 Saunders Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

    Office (804) 381-5405 Mobile (804) 316-0454 Fax (804) 358-7595

    www.soar365.org

    In partnership with families, SOAR365 creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Enrolling in any of SOAR365’s Human Services programs begins with contacting Consumer Intake. This is the only point of contact you’ll need to register and arrange for your initial screening. You can call (804) (804) 358-1874 or email intake@soar365.org

    Our Intake staff will then assign you to your very own Case Manager—and this person will be your go-to person once your loved one is enrolled at SOAR365. Your case manager will be responsible for service planning, service monitoring & reporting, and advocating for you and your loved one—whether you decide your loved one will benefit from the Children & Youth Program, our Adult Programs, Respite, Summer Camp or Workforce Development.

    Resources for Independent Living:

    Resources for Independent Living Inc. serves persons with disabilities in the counties of Charles City, Dinwiddie, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg and Richmond.

    Address: 4009 Fitzhugh Ave., Suite 100 Richmond, VA 23230

    Phone: (804) 353-6503 Fax: (804) 358-5606E-Mail: info@ril-va.org

    The Next Move Program:

    https://thenextmoveprogram.org/connect

    The Next Move Program, a 501 (c)(3) organization, partners with businesses to create guided internship experiences for young adults with disabilities.

    (804) 482-1175

    VCU Center on Transition Innovations:

    https://centerontransition.org/

    It is the vision of the Virginia Department of Education to create a centralized statewide portal for information, resources, demonstration, and research for educators and other stakeholders in the transition of youth with disabilities. The Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) at Virginia Commonwealth University provides evidence-based resources and information along with emerging practices in the field. The results of research studies and demonstration projects conducted here in Virginia help us shape the ongoing work of CTI.

    Wilson Workforce & Rehabilitation Center

    As a leader in the field of medical and vocational rehabilitation, WWRC is proud of its record and proud that its successes have served as a template for establishment of eight other comprehensive rehabilitation centers across America. Today, as through its history, the Center is dedicated to returning people with disabilities to an autonomous life in their communities. Vision, Mission and Values

    • Vision: To be the preferred provider of comprehensive Vocational Rehabilitation for Virginians with Disabilities.
    • Mission: Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center provides people with disabilities comprehensive, individualized services to realize personal independence through employment.
    • Values: We are committed to professional standards, good stewardship of resources, full accountability and the well-being and dignity of others

    804-337-7634

    Betsy.Elwood@wwrc.virginia.gov

    https://www.wwrc.net/default.htm 

    Autism Speaks:

    Autism Speaks is enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. We are dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

    Through the years, we’ve worked tirelessly to provide crucial autism research, advocacy, services and support to help people with autism and those who support them thrive. Here are some of our proudest accomplishments to-date.

    English: https://www.autismspeaks.org/

    Espanol: https://www.autismspeaks.org/espanol

    Autism Speaks Resource Guide

    Autism Speaks Covid-19 Information and Resources

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