WSR 10-14-022

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

WASHINGTON STATE

REHABILITATION COUNCIL

[ Filed June 25, 2010, 11:24 a.m. ]


YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE INPUT WITH

THE WASHINGTON STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL (WSRC)


Join us if you wish

Thursday, July 15, 2010

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Red Lion Inn

2300 Evergreen Park Drive

Olympia, WA 98502

American Sign Language interpretation provided


The WSRC is a group of fifteen governor-appointed volunteers. The council was created by Title 1, Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act and by Executive Order 04-04, for the purpose of increasing employment and economic advancement for eligible job seekers with disabilities. We are systems advocates for the vocational rehabilitation (VR) service system and the customers it serves. Our mandates include gathering public input, which is why you are being invited to share your thoughts. You are not required to attend. This is not a regular division of vocational rehabilitation (DVR) appointment with your counselor. We will take comment for ninety minutes. The last half hour will leave time for mingling and individual follow-up.

We are interested in how the VR system is working, so we hope you will help us understand:


What you understand about how participating in DVR services is related to going to work;
Whether your questions are answered by DVR staff in a timely manner;
Whether or not you feel that your process will lead to a job you want;
Whether you think you will have the wage and benefits that you need;
What you would want decision makers to consider for the next generation of people using VR services.

To request reasonable accommodation or a spoken language interpreter, please contact JoAnne Lang at langjk@dshs.wa.gov or 1-866-252-2939 (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday).

Although we would look forward to seeing you in person, it may be more convenient to submit written comments by e-mail. You are welcome to do that by contacting JoAnne at the e-mail listed above. There is also an opportunity to dial in to the forum by phone. The toll-free number to participate by phone is 1-866-699-3239, when prompted enter the attendee access code 20577718.

If you are attending in person, and use transit:

The first leg of your trip will involve Pierce Transit (PT) or Sound Transit (ST). Both agencies run routes into Thurston County, PT runs 601 and 603 and ST runs 592. The second leg of the trip involves Intercity Transit (IT). The route nearest our meeting location is 44. To plan your trips, contact:

PT: General Information: (253) 581-8000, Toll-free 1-800-562-8109 or 711 if you're hearing impaired.

ST: Telephone: (206) 398-5000, (800) 201-4900, TTY Relay 711.

IT: 1-800-287-6348, TTY (360) 943-5211.

The WSRC received approval from the office of financial management to meet in person at this facility.

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