WSR 08-18-084

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS

WASHINGTON STATE

REHABILITATION COUNCIL

[ Filed September 3, 2008, 10:47 a.m. ]


October 2008 Quarterly Meeting

October 16 - 17, 2008

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day

Red Lion Seattle Airport

18220 International Boulevard

SeaTac, WA 98188



The Washington state rehabilitation council is a board of sixteen governor-appointed volunteer members. We work to improve the publicly funded vocational rehabilitation service system in Washington state, and the services provided by the division of vocational rehabilitation (DVR) to eligible Washingtonians with disabilities seeking employment. We meet for four two-day meetings each year. Our meetings are open to the public. Meetings will be recorded. YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND OUR MEETINGS BUT ALL ARE WELCOME. ATTENDANCE WILL NOT IMPACT YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR SERVICES OR THE SPECIFIC SERVICES YOU RECEIVE.

American Sign Language interpretation will be provided;
The meeting location is wheelchair accessible;
The nearest bus routes are 194 and 174. For assistance with trip planning call Metro Transit (206) 553-300 [(206) 553-3000].
Reasonable accommodation is happily provided upon request. Requests are always welcome but two-week-notice is appreciated. To request reasonable accommodation or spoken language interpretation, contact JoAnne Lang, executive assistant at langjk@dshs.wa.gov or 1-866-252-2939.


Additional Meeting Information

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the purpose of this portion of the quarterly meeting is to provide orientation, and training for new and continuing Washington state rehabilitation council members. Featured speakers will tentatively include a representative of Governor Gregoire's Office, and Duane French, former council chair.

Friday, October 17, 2008, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the purpose of this portion of the quarterly meeting is to receive updates regarding the systemic issues influencing service provision within the DVR. We will receive a report from the DVR director and ask follow up questions; vote on the dates and locations of our 2009 quarterly meetings; take action on motions proposed by the executive committee following our October panel discussion on high school transition; examine factors influencing DVR's performance regarding customer wages at closure, and competitive employment outcomes; report out on committee work; and consider new business.

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