The Shenandoah Valley Disability Employment Awareness Committee
(SVDEAC) is a voluntary group comprised of, but not limited to,
representatives from the Department of Rehabilitative Services, Virginia
Workforce Center, Department for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Woodrow
Wilson Rehabilitation Center, Community Services Boards, Virginia
School for the Deaf and Blind, local Public School Systems, Employment
Services Organizations and local businesses.
The SVDEAC service area includes the Cities of Harrisonburg,
Staunton, Waynesboro and the Counties of Augusta, Bath, Highland and
The SVDEAC’s goal is to promote employers, agencies and individuals
‘who are making a difference’ for individuals with disabilities in our
communities. This committee works toward enhancing public awareness of
the employability of individuals with disabilities.
The SVDEAC recognizes employers who have made the necessary
accommodations for employees to be a part of the mainstream workforce.
The SVDEAC solicits nominations every year. Please see the nomination forms for more information.
The SVDEAC presents the following acknowledgements annually at
selected employers/employees’ worksites throughout the month of October:
- Assistive Technology
- Pete Giesen Humanitarian Honor
- Training Site