WV Division of Rehabilitation Services (wvdrs.org)
The West Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) helps students with disabilities, ages 14-21, prepare and plan for their future. Services for high school students with disabilities can include self-advocacy training, career exploration, tutoring, mentoring, soft skills training, educational support, counseling on postsecondary education opportunities, vocational training assistance, college/university tuition support, workplace readiness training, work-based learning experiences, and job search and placement assistance. Further assistance is available beyond graduation that may include vocational training, college financial assistance, job placement services, and much more. For more information, please visit www.wvdrs.org and www.pathwaysWV.org, or contact DRS by email (DRSQuestions@wv.gov) or call 1-800-642-8207.
WV DRS Offices – Location map and contact information
DRS maintains more than 30 local offices organized into six districts throughout West Virginia. Please use this link to find the office nearest you.
Project SEARCH – National Website
For more information, please contact WVDE Coordinator Mimi Browning.
Behavior and Mental Health Technical Assistance Center (marshall.edu)
The Behavior/Mental Health Technical Assistance Center is funded by West Virginia Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and is housed at the Autism Training Center at Marshall University. For more information, please contact WVDE Coordinator Jennifer Anderson.
WV Autism Training Center (marshall.edu)
The West Virginia Autism Training Center (WV ATC) was established in 1984 by the WV Legislature and housed at Marshall University.For more information, please contact WVDE Coordinator Jennifer Anderson.
WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities (cedwvu.org)
WVU CED is a federally designated University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), and part of a national network of similar centers across the country. WVU CED serves as a resource to the community in the areas of education, research and service as it relates to the needs of people with disabilities. For more information, please contact WVDE Coordinator Lee Ann Brammer
West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children
Parent support and statewide advocacy resources can be found on this website. The West Virginia Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children (WVACEEC) is mandated by WV state Code §18-20-6 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) §300.136. For information, contact Executive Director Dawn-Embrey-King
WV Parent Training & Information
The West Virginia Parent Training and Information, Inc. (WVPTI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit parent organization committed to improving the lives and education of ALL children through a special emphasis on children and youth with all disabilities and special healthcare needs. We serve parents and families of a child or youth from birth to age twenty-six with special needs. We are committed to providing parents and families the tools to ensure that children, youth, and young adults with special needs lead enriched lives as full members of their schools and communities.