WSR 09-13-085

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

WASHINGTON STATE

REHABILITATION COUNCIL

[ Filed June 16, 2009, 10:58 a.m. ]

Members of the Washington state rehabilitation council (WSRC) invite you to join us for our quarterly meeting:


Friday, July 17, 2009

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Heathman Lodge

7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive

Vancouver, WA 98662


The services of American Sign Language interpreters will be provided.

Other reasonable accommodations or spoken language interpretation will be happily provided upon request by contacting JoAnne Lang at langjk@dshs.wa.gov or by calling 1-866-252-2939.

The WSRC is a group of sixteen volunteers. We are appointed by the governor to make sure that the division of vocational rehabilitation (DVR), a service system that assists people with disabilities to go to work, is succeeding in helping its customers to overcome barriers to employment. We do this by evaluating program and performance data, considering systemic trends, assessing customer satisfaction, asking questions, and making policy recommendations. To learn more about our work visit www.wastrehabcouncil.org.

Highlights of the July 17 meeting agenda:


Continue to follow progress on the state plan that DVR submitted to the rehabilitation services administration. The plan will guide how DVR delivers service for the next three years. The council will focus on whether the final draft reflects public input and will determine how the WSRC will track the division's progress on implementing the plan.
Discuss DVR's placement in the DSHS organizational structure.
Learn more about a proposed "rapid rehabilitation" model that DVR may implement with Recovery Act monies.

DO YOU RIDE THE BUS? The nearest stop is approximately three blocks away at the west end of Vancouver Mall near Macy's. Multiple bus routes service the transit center. To plan your particular trip call (360) 695-0123 voice or (360) 695-2760 TTY. Paratransit riders contact (360) 695-8918.

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