The Rehabilitation Engineering Program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is an integral part of Rancho’s mission to train future rehabilitation professionals. Our mission is to create and evaluate new technologies for persons with disabilities and to train persons (including individuals with disability) to become rehabilitation engineering professionals. Rehabilitation Engineering Program works in conjunction with universities and colleges, social services, employment agencies and partner companies to assist in practical job training and employment opportunities for individuals with disability. One goal of the program is to provide a path to employment and improve quality of life for individuals with physical disabilities and from economically disadvantaged backgrounds through hands-on training in computer technologies and machine operations. As several of the employees in the program are themselves individuals with disability, our training program provides a safe and supportive environment to gain practical experience in machining state-of-the-art assistive technologies, computer operations, and multimedia production.