Paul Wehman, Ph.D.
Dr. Wehman is a Professor of Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Chairman of
Rehabilitation Research with a joint appointment in the Departments of Special
Education and Disability Policy and Rehabilitation Counseling.
He pioneered the development of supported employment at VCU in the early 1980s
and has been heavily involved in the use of supported employment with people who
have severe disabilities, such as those with severe mental retardation, brain
injury, spinal cord injury or autism.
Dr. Wehman also is Director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center
and the Director of the new VCU Center for Excellence. He has written
extensively on issues related to transition from school to adulthood and special
education as it relates for young adulthood. He has published more than 200
articles, 105 book chapters, and authored or edited 43 books.
He is a recipient of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.-Foundation International Awards
in Mental Retardation, was a Mary Switzer Fellow for the National Rehabilitation
Association in 1985, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from the
President's Committee on Employment for Persons with Disabilities in October
Wehman was recognized as one of the 50 most influential special educators of the
millenium by a national survey coordinated by the Remedial and Special Education
journal (December 2000), and received the VCU Distinguished Service Award in
2001. He also is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. He
has been the principal investigator of more than $42 million worth of federal
grants since being at VCU.
- Traumatic brain injury.
- Physical disability.
- Return to work.
- Supported employment.
Patient office: Rehabilitation Research and Training Center.
1314 West Main Street