West Virginia Association for Disability Employment

West Virginia Association for Disability Employment West Virginia Association for Disability Employment provides education, training, and resources to promote the employment of people with disabilities.


Thanks to everyone who participated in yesterday's CED Ability Grand Rounds webinar!

Up next for May we will be joined by Dr. Cara Molyneux from the University of Leeds School of Sociology and Social Policy as she discusses why employer flexibility matters to the recruitment, retention and progression of disabled workers.

When: May 14, 2024
2-3 p.m. EST

Register: https://wvu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdemurToqGNXD60qaNJ_Zd-6BF4LrNR8D #/registration

CED Ability Grand Rounds are an important teaching tool that helps our teams and other disability service providers keep up to date in evolving areas that may be directly related to, or associated with our core practice. The CED hosts a variety of state, national and international experts to share information and provide opportunities for discussion.

View previous Grand Rounds: https://cedwvu.org/education/grand-rounds-archives/

Photo courtesy of Disability Policy Centre

University of Leeds


Public Policy and Advocacy Swipe or use arrows A Force for Meaningful Public Policy Outcomes Senator Catherine Cortez Masto Congressional Champion Award SourceAmerica has been a leading job connector for people with disabilities for almost 50 years. Through the AbilityOne Program, we create meaningf...


Introducing SibTeen virtual workshops for teens who have a sibling with a disability!

SibTeen workshops are a place for teens to connect with others who get it. It's a fun and thoughtful group where members share unique concerns, joys, frustrations and information with others who truly understand.

SibTeen workshops happen on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. EST, with the first meeting happening on Monday, May 13.

Register for SibTeen: https://wvumdtv.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErdeuprT0vG9WeMWKKym5o2BD7yacWf-7- #/registration

Sibshops workshops for children ages 7-12 who have a sibling with a disability also happen monthly, with the next one scheduled for April 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Register for Sibshops: https://cedwvu.wufoo.com/forms/swlljvy1fdjwl6/

WV F2F and P4P Programs
The Sibling Support Project


The WVU CED will be hosting a community forum to discuss the Olmstead decision and West Virginia's Olmstead Plan on Wednesday, May 15 from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. at our Morgantown office located at 959 Hartman Run Rd.

What is Olmstead? It is a landmark decision established in 1999 that upholds the civil rights of people with disabilities to receive services and supports in the most integrated setting in the community. Olmstead ruled that unnecessary institutionalization of people with disabilities was a form of discrimination that is prohibited by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Learn more about WV Olmstead: https://www.wvdhhr.org/oig/olmstead.html

We hope you will join us on May 15 to participate in a discussion about the needs of people with disabilities in our community.

If you need accommodations to participate in this public meeting, please contact Carissa Davis at least one week prior to the meeting date:
[email protected]

This community forum is supported by a Take Me Home, West Virginia Grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


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WVSILC has a YouTube Channel. We are striving to add more videos and updated. We do currently have a video from last year Freedom Car show. Check it out, 👍Like and follow us. Help us grow!
West Virginia Statewide Independent Living Council@westvirginiastatewideindep4019


For all those needing flood assistance:

Salvation Army in Wheeling's shelter will open at 5:00 PM. They will be allowing women downstairs during this time and will be allowing the women to take showers in the morning after the men exit if any come in.

You can call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcross.org and hit "local chapter"

For those wanting to donate or volunteer follow the link below ⬇️



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SW Resources is a nonprofit. Mailing with us provides employment opportunities for over 250 individuals with disabilities.

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April 17th is Assistive Technology Awareness Day! WVATS will be posting information each week leading up to the big day! Have tech you want to see or questions about assistive technology? Reach out to us!


The Arc CEO, Katy Neas, took the national spotlight on NBC News Daily to discuss Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and ways we can all foster more i...


We would like to Thank Delegate Fehrenbacher for joining us last night for our People First meeting. We appreciate your time to come and talk with us. Again thank you Delegate Fehrenbacher.


Each year the WV Statewide Independent Living Council, the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services, and the State Rehabilitation Council invite all WV High School Seniors to participate in the WV Disability History Essay Contest that coincides with Disability History week.

This year University High School Senior Lane is the district 2, 1st place winner!




At Jobs & Hope WV, your questions matter! We're committed to making your experience with us as smooth as possible, so dive into our FAQ section and find the information you've been looking for!

Q: What proof do I need that I am a resident of West Virginia?

A: Participants must provide proof of residence. A shelter address is acceptable if that is all they have. They must also provide a government-issued ID, SS card, or proof of address (such as a utility bill, pay stub, or tax documents) with their name and mailing address. Additionally, participants must be U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens. An eligible noncitizen includes a U.S. permanent resident with a Permanent Resident Card (I-551), also known as a green card.

Need help getting your question answered? No worries! Find all of our FAQs here 💡: https://jobsandhope.wv.gov/faq/


SW Resources serves as a Community Rehabilitation Provider dedicated to providing vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with support needs. 🤝

Our mission-based mindset allows for individuals to strengthen and grow their vocational skills, with opportunities to advance within our company or the community. Additionally, we offer a variety of support groups, enrichment programs, and assessments to help individuals achieve their goals. Our Rehabilitation Team includes case managers, behavior support professionals, job coaches, and direct support providers who assist in evaluations, assessments, and training.

Join us in creating a more inclusive and supportive community. SW Resources is a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities for over 250 individuals with disabilities.


THANK YOU to Knights of Columbus for your generous donation to Russell Nesbitt Services!


Almost time! So excited for the 2nd Annual Laurel Leadership Gala today. Thanks again to all of our sponsors, especially our Presenting Sponsors-United Bank, WVU Medicine, and Hope Gas. Looking forward to honoring Albert Wright of WVU Medicine with our Leadership Award as well. Stay tuned for updates and pictures from our great event as we raise money for the construction of PACE Place, an affordable, independent housing facility for those with disabilities.


We're hiring! If you're interested in applying for one of the open positions listed, please visit our website at www.jobsquadinc.org, apply in person at our main office, or contact Julie- HR Manager at (304)848-0850 ext. 102.



For 66 years, Wood County Society has served the Mid-Ohio Valley Region with free therapeutic, educational, and respite care programs and resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental differences—from three years of age and across the lifespan!

Join our movement and tune into the 55th Annual Wood County Society Telethon on Sunday, March 24, 2024, LIVE from the Parkersburg Country Club on WTAP and WTAP.com!

Rise Up with Wood County Society! Your contributions make an inclusive difference in your community!


Excited to promote the WV PACE Trust Fund at the WV State Special Olympics basketball tournament. Good luck to all participants!


SW Resources is a nonprofit. Hiring us provides employment opportunities for over 250 individuals with disabilities. 📈

Take a look at our services today for your business needs at swresources.com.

Contact us at (304) 428-6344 to get a quote today!


Today is the last day of the CDCA training hosted by the WCBHB. We are so proud of these strong women and their determination to grow in their careers! ❤️


If you’re at the DAC Transitional Fair, stop by the Job Squad table and say hi to Julie and Erin.


1007 Mary Street
Parkersburg, WV

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm




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