Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Supervisors (Local government) (Appointments, resignations and dismissals)
Administrative agencies (Officials and employees)
Pub Date: 08/01/2009
Publication: Name: Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 American Foundation for the Blind ISSN: 0145-482X
Issue: Date: August, 2009 Source Volume: 103 Source Issue: 8
Topic: Event Code: 540 Executive changes & profiles
Persons: Named Person: Hous, Rita
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Alabama Geographic Code: 1U6AL Alabama
Accession Number: 207944196
Full Text: The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS) recently named Rita Hous ton as the assistant commissioner of the department's Blind-Deaf Services section. She replaces Jim Carden, who vacated the position to become the deputy commissioner of ADRS. "I am especially honored to follow in the footsteps of people who have made lasting contributions to our department and touched the lives of so many people," said Ms. Houston. She brings to her new role more than 30 years of rehabilitation experience, as well as expertise in working with people who are blind, deaf, and deaf-blind. Ms. Houston began her career as a social worker at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, and has worked at ADRS for the past 24 years. Prior to accepting her new position at ADRS, Ms. Houston worked as coordinator of its special programs for the blind. For more information, contact: Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, 602 South Lawrence Street, Montgomery, AL 36104; web site: .
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