Category Archives for "Virginia Supported Employment"

Aug 22

STEP–Students and Parents

By Stand Up, Inc. | Transition Services

What is STEP? STEP (Student Transition Employment Program) is a partnership between Stand Up Inc., local city or county high schools, and community businesses. It is designed to aid participants in learning the necessary skills to become successful in a competitive workplace environment. Through various classroom and hands-on learning experiences, the students will leave the […]


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Jan 05

Typewriter Artist

By Stand Up, Inc. | News

Every so often, life throws us a curve. It doesn’t seem fair or deserved most of the time. But, with the right attitude we can take a not so good situation and turn it into something incredibly powerful. Paul Smith was born with severe cerebral palsy, a disease that causes debilitating physical disability. Did Paul let that stop him from being […]


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Dec 02

Employment First

By Stand Up, Inc. | News

Employment First- A belief that Employment in the general workforce is the first and preferred outcome in the provision of publicly funded services for all working age citizens with disabilities, regardless of level of disability. For many people that receive state funded services, the idea of employment has almost been an afterthought, especially for people […]


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Nov 25

Collaborations Conference 2014

By Stand Up, Inc. | Virginia Supported Employment

    The annual Collaborations Conference includes rehabilitation professionals, educators and advocates for the intention of improving services that result in successful employment and high quality community-based services for people with disabilities. The Collaborations Conference is a joint conference hosted by a partnership with the Virginia Rehabilitation Association (VRA), the Virginia Association of Community Rehabilitation […]


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