|T-TAP||Training and Technical Assistance For Providers|
|Project Personel - Virginia Commonweath University|
Paul Wehman, Ph.D., Principal Investigator
Dr. Paul Wehman is Director of VCU-Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Workplace Supports and Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been part of a group of professionals, advocates, and consumers who have pushed to improve customized employment outcomes for people with disabilities. He pioneered the development of supported employment at VCU in the early 1980s and has been heavily involved in the use of supported employment with people who have severe disabilities, such as those with severe mental retardation. Dr. Wehman has written extensively on issues related to transition from school to adulthood and special education as it relates for young adulthood.
Katherine J. Inge, Ph.D.,
O.T.R., Project Director
Dr. Inge has been with VCU-RRTC since 1982. Dr. Inge holds degrees in occupational therapy, special education, and educational leadership. She has co-authored several books, book chapters, journal articles, newsletters, and other training materials on employment for individuals with significant disabilities. She is the Director of Instructional Design Technology at the RRTC on Workplace Supports, and she has extensive experience in designing and delivering training and technical assistance programs to facilitate customized employment outcomes for people with significant disabilities.
W. Grant Revell, M.S. & M.Ed., Training
W. Grant Revell, Jr. is a research associate at the VCU-RRTC. He holds Masters Degrees in Rehabilitation Counseling and in Special Education. He has directed a variety of projects at the RRTC and most recently was project director for the National SE Consortium. He is actively involved in research specifically addressing the use performance based funding in the purchase of employment and also in the use of the Home and Community Based Medicaid Waiver (HCB Waiver) for employment services. He has prepared and edited a variety of TA guides published by the VCU-RRTC and has published extensively in the areas of funding strategies that support improved employment supports. Throughout his career, Grant's work has involved a consistent emphasis on expanding the availability of competitive employment opportunities for persons with the most significant disabilities.
Blankenship, M.Ed., Instructional Design & Dissemination Coordinator
Ms. Blankenship is the Assistant Director of Instructional Technology and she holds a degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Development with a concentration in Technology. For over six years, she has worked on distance education projects providing training and TA to rehabilitation professionals, educators, and people with disabilities. The distance education projects include satellite teleconferencing, websites, and online courses. She has been responsible for the development and production of the Center’s live webcasts.