About SVRI


Finding Answers, Creating Solutions, Ensuring Futures

SVRI is located at the University of Wisconsin–Stout in Menomonie and provides solutions to positively impact the future of persons with disabilities and others in the community through services, training, and research.

Service areas consist of Assistive Technology, Benefits Analysis, and Employment Services.


 SVRI is pleased to announce our partnership with Medallion Learning, a new series of self-paced online professional development courses called The Transition Academy. Designed to help meet the training needs of vocational rehabilitation personnel, middle and high school special educators, transition specialists, and other community providers, course titles include: 

From School to Adulthood: Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities
Available now
Going to Work: Pathways to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
Available now
The Life Skills Curriculum: Teaching Students With Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Coming soon
Community Inclusion: Adolescents and Adults with Autism
Coming soon

These courses provide an evidence-based resource with extensive video instruction, knowledge checks, fully-indexed search, and other features that personalize the learning experience. 

The Transition Academy addresses several important issues: 
(1) between 40%-50% of all youth with disabilities are unemployed or underemployed when they leave school. This figure increases to more than 60% for those with more sever disabilities;
(2) youth with disabilities continue to experience a high dropout rate, which leads to unemployment, problems with the criminal justice system, and other social issues;
(3) there is a strong need for school, vocational rehabilitation, and other community partners to leverage their expertise and resources: online training is an excellent mechanism with which to do this. 

Medallion learning is establishing a partnership with the Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute to make the Transition Academy courses available nationwide. Participants will receive 12 months of access and the opportunity to earn CRC and/or CEU credits. 

SVRI is accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facility (CARF) in services including Vocational Evaluation, Assistive Technology Support and Services, and Comprehensive Benefits Planning. http://www.carf.org/home/

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Additional Information about SVRI:

Our Mission

SVRI serves as a leader to advance innovative programs and practice in disability and employment through partnerships in research, training, education, and services.

Our Vision

SVRI will be the premiere resource for state-of-the-art knowledge, innovation, and services to positively impact people's health, employment, and economic stability. 

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SVRI Contact Information

101 Vocational Rehabilitation Bldg
221 10th Avenue East
Menomonie, WI 54751
Map and Directions to SVRI

Staff Directory

DVR Eligibility:
Toll Free: (888) 223-9479
(715) 232 - 5529

SVRI:
Toll Free: (800) 228 - 5457
(715) 232-2513
Email: svri@uwstout.edu

Using "Skills to Pay the Bills" for Soft Skills Training

June 14, 2016 Wausau, WI
June 21, 2016 Waukesha, WI
June 23, 2016 Menomonie, WI

Online Training

Transition Academy - From School to Adulthood: Transition Planning for Youth with Disabilities
12 month access
Transition Academy - Going to Work: Pathways to Employment for Individuals with Disabilities 
12 month access
CRC Exam Preparation Workshop
May 12 - July 7, 2016
August 11 - October 7, 2016
January 5 - March 2, 2017

Click here for more information

Wheelchair Clinic 

May 10, 2016
Call  (715) 232-4037
for additional information.
Click here for more information 

Testimonials

  • This was a great opportunity for me and I'm thankful to everyone that helped me now and in the future. Thanks again for everything.
  • Everyone was very caring and courteous. Thank you for everything.
  • I had a very enjoyable week and I am very happy with outcome.
  • I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the program. I feel I've made leaps and bounds toward my goals and future. Thanx so much.