SVRI and Department of Rehabilitation & Counseling 50th Anniversary Celebration SVRI & Rehab Dept. 50th Ann Logo

A BIG thank you to everyone who helped make our 50th Anniversary Celebration such a success! The events on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday were well attended and it was wonderful spending time with friends and colleagues, old and new, from near and far. 

We now have a plaque commemorating Dr. Paul Hoffman, the founder of both SRI and the Department of Rehabilitation and Counseling, in the Stout Technology and Business Park. In addition to the departments, Dr. Hoffman was also instrumental in founding the tech park so the location seemed fitting. Feel free to check it out when you have a chance. The plaque is located along the accessible pathway that encircles the pond. 

Here's to the next 50 years!

Paul Hoffman plaque Distinguished Services Award recipients Rehab Dept. Michelle Hamilton & Deb Homa Loretta Claiborne, keynote speaker Michael Leahy, Keynote speaker

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 accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facility (CARF) in services including Vocational Evaluation, Assistive Technology Support and Services, and Comprehensive Benefits Planning.


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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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