WSR 06-11-069

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

DEPARTMENT OF SERVICES

FOR THE BLIND

[ Memorandum -- May 15, 2006 ]


Community Meeting

Friday, June 16, 2006

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.


Location:

Lilac Blind Foundation

1212 North Howard Street

Spokane, WA 99201


We Want To Hear From You!



Community meetings give us a chance to inform you about the latest changes at the department of services for the blind (DSB), and to discuss issues and challenges. We want to know about your experience with our services. What is working well in your community? What could we do better? What needs are not being met? We will use your comments to develop our state and strategic plans for the coming year.

Whether you are a past, present, or potential consumer of the department of services for the blind, a family member, a community service provider, a friend to someone who is blind, a member of a blind consumer organization, or an interested citizen, we want to hear from you. Please join us to talk to us in person at our upcoming Spokane community meeting.


Rehabilitation Council Meeting

Saturday, June 17, 2006

9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Location:

Red Lion at the Park

303 West North River Drive

Room: Riverfront A

Spokane, WA 99201

(509) 777-6300



The state rehabilitation council (SRC) meets on a quarterly basis. The purpose of the council is to develop, analyze, make recommendations, and agree to state goals, the state plan, state policies, and state activities to insure that persons who are blind in Washington state receive the most effective and efficient services possible. Public comment is scheduled from 10:45-11:15 a.m.

DSB is committed to providing a barrier free environment for everyone who attends the event. If you need a reasonable accommodation to attend the event, please make those requests at least two weeks in advance. We do not provide transportation to or from the event(s).

For more information on either event or to obtain an agenda for the SRC meeting visit DSB's web site at www.dsb.wa.gov and click on "Visit the State Rehabilitation Council" or "2006 Events Calendar" link. Or, you may contact Marla Oughton at (206) 721-6430, toll-free at 1-800-552-7103 or by e-mail maroughton@dsb.wa.gov.

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