WSR 12-19-060

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

WASHINGTON STATE

REHABILITATION COUNCIL

[ Filed September 14, 2012, 1:19 p.m. ]


YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE INPUT WITH

THE WASHINGTON STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL (WSRC)


Join us if you wish

Thursday, October 18, 2012

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

701 Southeast Columbia Shores Boulevard

Vancouver, WA 98661



American sign language interpretation provided.

The WSRC is a group of fifteen governor-appointed volunteers created under Title 1, Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act and by Executive Order 04-04. Our members are systems advocates for the division of vocational rehabilitation (DVR). Our purpose is to increase the likelihood that people with disabilities receive timely, equitable, effective services from DVR that help them to find jobs. We are responsible for seeking input from current or former DVR customers. We are inviting you to join us to share ideas that may improve the process for future DVR customers. You are not required to attend. This is not a regular DVR appointment with your counselor. During this gathering we will take comment for ninety minutes. The last half hour will be for mingling and following up with DVR staff about individual case concerns.

Here are some examples of the issue-oriented information we are seeking:


What worked well for you in your experience with DVR?
What do you think DVR can do better or differently?
What were some of the ways DVR staff treated you with courtesy and respect?
Did you have a say in picking the kind of job you want?
How did your experience with DVR help you gain skills, training, or other qualifications to go to work?
If you have a job, are you working as much as you want to?, and
If you have a job, do you have more money than you had before working with DVR?

To request reasonable accommodation or a spoken language interpreter, please contact JoAnne Lang at langjk@dshs.wa.gov or 1-866-252-2939.

If you would rather submit written comments by e-mail rather than joining us in person, you are welcome to do that by contacting JoAnne at the e-mail listed above.

Public Transportation: There is a bus stop one block northwest of the meeting location at the intersection of Columbia Way and Columbia Shores Boulevard. That stop is served by routes 3A and 3B. If you need more transit information C-Tran can help you plan your trip. The trip planning line is open seven days a week from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. The telephone numbers are (360) 695-0123 (V) or (360) 695-2760 (TTY) or visit them on the web at http://www.c-tran.com/contact_us.html. If you use paratransit you can schedule a ride by calling (360) 695-8918.

The WSRC received approval from the department of social and health services to meet in person at this facility.