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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

$3.5m Grant Aims to Improve Vocational Rehabilitation Services Nationwide

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The Department of Administration, Rehabilitation, and Postsecondary Education (ARPE), has been awarded a sizable research grant from the Vocational Rehabilitation Workforce Innovation Technical Assistance Center.

The grant was awarded to Dr. Caren Sax, the department chair. Dr. Sax also serves as Co-Director of the Interwork Institute within the department, which was the main focus for Sax’s grant.

Totaling $3.5 million per year over the span of five years, the grant aims to improve vocational rehabilitation services across the nation and will use the College of Education’s Interwork Institute to help achieve that goal. With the grant, the Institute hopes to partner with multiple national organizations that also work toward the same goal of integrating all individuals into every aspect of education, work, family, and community life.

A former graduate of the SDSU Educational Doctorate program, Dr. Chaz Compton, played an instrumental role in the development of this grant, which includes partners such as the National Disability Institute/LEAD Center, George Washington University, and Career Index, a company that provides rehabilitation counselors with labor market information. Congratulations to Dr. Sax and the rest of the ARPE department!