CONTACT:  JIM MORRIS
Director, Public Information
573-751-3469

Vol. 44, No. 13

February 11, 2010

Public Hearings Set on State Plans for

Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living

Five public hearings on vocational rehabilitation services and independent living programs are scheduled in February across the state. The joint hearings are being held by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and Statewide Independent Living Council.

The purpose of the public meetings is to gain input on ways to improve services for adults with disabilities.  Comments regarding the goals and priorities of the state plans for Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living are welcome.

 

Public Hearing Schedule

The Independent Living hearing will be held first followed by the Vocational Rehabilitation hearing.

  • Feb. 19
    1:00-3:00 p.m.

Jefferson  City

Kirkpatrick State Information Center

600 W. Main Street

  • Feb. 22
    2:00-4:00 p.m.

Cape Girardeau

SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence (SADI)

1913 Rusmar Avenue

  • Feb. 23
    2:00-4:00 p.m.

St. Louis

Paraquad

5240 Oakland Avenue

  • Feb. 25
    1:00-3:00 p.m.

Springfield

Southwest Center for Independent Living (SCIL)

2864 S. Nettleton Avenue

 

  • Feb. 26
    2:00-4:00 p.m.

Independence

Kansas City Public Library

Trails West Branch, Room A

11401 East 23rd Street

Written comments should be submitted by February 28 to: Coordinator, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 3024 Dupont Circle, Jefferson City, MO 65109.

Persons requiring accommodations should make arrangements in advance by contacting: 877‑222-8963 (toll-free) or 573-751-0881 (TTY) or 573-751-1441 (fax) or info@vr.dese.mo.gov (e-mail).

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For more information, contact: Consumer Affairs Section, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, 573-751-3251.