Virginia Agency Successes Look Different For Each Individual

NOTE: October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month


The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) provides intensive consumer support to help their clients prepare for, obtain, and continue to work successfully.

DARS aims to improve the employment, quality of life, security, and independence of older Virginians, Virginians with disabilities, and their families.

The following DARS stories highlight two ways people have accessed DARS supports and services.

Pre-Employment Transition Services

Through collaboration with school and community partners, DARS offers pre-employment transition services (Pre-ETS) to students with disabilities. Pre-ETS enable students with disabilities an early start at exploring career interests and preparing for employment and adult life.

Meet two Virginia students leveraging Pre-ETS services in this overview video.

Certification Training

DARS’ Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center teamed with the Virginia Department of Transportation to offer clients a chance to take the Flagger Certification Training program. This program provided students with information, hands-on training and the appropriate certificate needed to work as a flagger.

Watch this video to learn more about the Flagger Certification Training program.

Content originally posted by Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. Find more videos from DARS.

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