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SU rehab gets $600,000 grant to develop program to assist troubled black students - Monday, January 13, 2014
Southern University Baton Rouge's Department of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies has been awarded a $600,000 grant to study and develop services that help African-American transition-age youth with emotional, intellectual, and behavioral disabilities to succeed in school and in careers.

The Field Initiated Project (Research) is funded through 2016 by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education. The Research is entitled, "Work Opportunity through Resource and Capacity Building (WORC): Transition Age African American Youth with Emotional, Intellectual, and Behavioral Disabilities." Only one grant was awarded.

The Research is collaboration between DRDS and the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS), a department of the Louisiana Workforce Commission.

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