OVR assists individuals with disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment and independence. Last year alone, OVR helped nearly 8,800 customers find jobs and assisted more than 5,000 employers with hiring people with disabilities, returning $54 million in state and federal taxes.
OVR was nominated by, among others, Dr. Keith Wilson of Southern Illinois University, who remarked, "The 'demonstrated leadership by example, signifying practices or activities worthy of emulation' is truly a concept exemplified by many in OVR."
"I believe that access equals success," said OVR Executive Director David DeNotaris. "When we can help individuals with disabilities access the same information as their classmates, neighbors, colleagues and peers, then they can get the same education, training opportunities and jobs as their peers.
"OVR is so grateful to NAMRC for the recognition and award. We look forward to continuing to be leaders in rehabilitation and encouraging staff to believe in the potential of individuals with disabilities." For more information on NAMRC, visit http://namrc.org.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry