NRLI Recruiting New Cohort

  San Diego State University’s Interwork Institute, with co-sponsorship by CSAVR, NCSAB and VRTAC-Quality Management, announces the The National Rehabilitation Leadership Institute’s

22nd Executive Leadership Seminar in Rehabilitation Administration


RSA's $16.5M Grants awarded to SDSU's Interwork Institute!


The U.S. Department of Education Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) will provide the funding over five years to support a new center, housed in SDSU’s Interwork Institute, that will provide quality management to the 78 public vocational rehabilitation agencies nationwide that connect people with disabilities to career resources.


Interwork Institute

Dr. Caren Sax at ABILITY Magazine ADA30 Summit

Dr. Caren Sax interviewed in the series of ADA interviews from Ability Magazine!


Dr. Diana Carons, the Interveiwer, introduced the interview:


This is such an impressive lineup of interviews! I'm super stoked!

This week we have the extraordinary talents and perspectives of Day Al-Mohamed, Caren Sax, and Shain Neumeir, all people who will inform, transform, and leave you in awe of the possibilities that exist for our future.

Dr. Caren Sax on Ability Magazine

CSA DSP Appreciation Video


CSA DSP Appreciation Video


CSA DSP Appreciation Video

Dr. Marissa Vasquez is an American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE) Faculty Fellow

Dr. Marissa Vasquez

Dr. Marissa Vasquez has been named a Faculty Fellows of the American Association of Hispanics in Higher Education (AAHHE). This is a very competitive process and Dr. Vasquez was selected because of her outstanding contributions as a scholar and faculty member. In addition, this award is honoring Dr. Vasquez because of her contributions to the enhancement of Latinas/os in higher education.

Prof. Marissa Vasquez

ARPE Faculty Received RSA Training Grants - November 6, 2019

Professor Charles Degeneffe, interim chair of SDSU’s Department of Administration, Rehabilitation and Postsecondary Education, and associate professor Mark Tucker will oversee a five-year, $1 million grant that will support master’s students training to become vocational rehabilitation counselors for people with disabilities.


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Hot off the press – Special Issue on PROMISE

The Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Volume 51, Issue 2, is dedicated to the national PROMISE research and demonstration projects.

The special edition is open sourced and available online at IOS Press Content Library.

The double issue contains articles from the six PROMISE model demonstration projects and national technical assistance center.  The two articles from CaPROMISE are:


Rehabilitation Counseling No. 4 in U.S. News & World Report Rankings

The Rehabilitation Counseling Program reached No. 4 out of 96 rehabilitation counseling programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report. The program, which is delivered both in person and 100 percent online, moved up six spots from No. 10 from the previous rankings in 2015. Significantly, SDSU is the only program ranked in the Top 4 that does not feature a Ph.D. program.

ARPE/Interwork Institute