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Public Hearings Scheduled for Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:49

Six public hearings on vocational rehabilitation services have been scheduled throughout the state in March. The hearings will be conducted by Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (MVR) to gain feedback on ways to improve services for individuals with disabilities. Officials will gather input regarding MVR’s goals and priorities found in the current state plan.

Potential topics discussed will include:

  • Increasing competitive, integrated employment opportunities for persons with disabilities;
  • Improving employment services and opportunities for youth and students with disabilities;
  • Assessing and meeting employers’ needs in employing persons with disabilities; and
  • Increasing the cooperation, collaboration and coordination of community resources to improve quality employment outcomes for persons with disabilities

Public Hearing Schedule
March 6
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Southwest Center for Independent Living
2864 S. Nettleton Avenue
Conference Room

March 7
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Cape Girardeau
SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence
755 S. Kingshighway
Community Room

March 10
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Kansas City
Kauffman Foundation Conference Center
4801 Rockhill Road
Brush Creek Room

March 15
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Jefferson City
Vocational Rehabilitation Central Office
3024 Dupont Circle
Main Conference Room

March 17
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
St. Louis
Vocational Rehabilitation District Office
Deer Creek Center
3256 Laclede Station Road, Suite 103
Conference Room

March 22
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Vocational Rehabilitation District Office
900 W. Nifong, Suite 210
Conference Room A

Written comments should be submitted by March 31 to Jennifer Kincaid, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 1735 W. Catalpa Street, Suite C, Springfield, MO 65807; or to info@vr.dese.mo.gov.

Individuals who require accommodations should make arrangements in advance by contacting 877-222-8963 (toll-free), 573-751-0881 (TTY), 573-751-1441 (fax) or info@vr.dese.mo.gov.

For more information, contact Jennifer Kincaid, Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, at 877-222-8967.