WSR 11-13-098




[ Filed June 20, 2011, 4:30 p.m. ]


Join us if you wish

Thursday, July 21, 2011

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

Courtyard Marriott

1515 Commerce Street

Tacoma, WA 98402

*American Sign Language interpretation provided*.

The Washington state rehabilitation council 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 jobseekers with disabilities that have been or are being served by the division of vocational rehabilitation (DVR). We learn about how the vocational rehabilitation (VR) service system is working, by listening to feedback from customers it serves.

The role of the council is to focus more on improving VR service system as a whole, than considering individual case concerns. Our responsibilities 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 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 may support your effort to find a job;

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 DVR services.

To request reasonable accommodation or a spoken language interpreter, please contact JoAnne Lang at or 1-866-252-2939 (between noon and 4:00 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.

Will You be Riding the Bus to the Meeting? You can reach Pierce Transit to plan your trip at (253) 581-8000. If you are hard of hearing or deaf access Pierce Transit through 711. If you use para-transit call (253) 581-8100 to reserve a shuttle.

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