[Greater-baltimore] Maryland State Rehabilitation Council and DORS Public Meetings Notice

Frye, Dan DFrye at nfb.org
Tue Mar 3 18:28:30 UTC 2009

Friends and Colleagues:
As the affiliate's representative on the Maryland State Rehabilitation
Council (MSRC), I am sharing with you the following announcement about
public meetings that will be held in April 2009. If any of the links in
the following announcement fail to work, cut and paste them into your
internet browser. I have only the information provided below. I
encourage you to attend one of these public forums to offer any
perspective that you may feel is needed. The announcement follows:
We invite you to the 2009 Public Meetings sponsored by Maryland State
Rehabilitation Council <BLOCKED::http://www.md-src.org/> , Statewide
Independent Living Council  <BLOCKED::http://www.mdsilc.org/>  and
Centers for Independent Living
ving/> . 

Presenters will include DORS Director Robert Burns, representatives from
the above Councils and from local Centers for Independent Living. 

Expected topics of discussion at the meetings include:

*	DORS funding issues, including use of expected federal stimulus
*	Transitioning services for high school students with
*	Employment outcomes in difficult economic times 

Ask questions or tell us your opinions about DORS programs and services.
We also invite your comments about proposed changes in the State Plan
for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
<BLOCKED::http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/AboutDORS/Plan/>  as well as
the State Plan for Independent Living (IL) Services
<BLOCKED::http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/AboutDORS/Public/IL.htm> . 

Please forward this message to your colleagues who are interested in
employment issues for people with disabilities. 

Dates & Locations (C
67-16922BD87338/0/Public_Meeting_Announcement_2009.pdf> lick here for a
printable meeting announcement.
67-16922BD87338/0/Public_Meeting_Announcement_2009.pdf> )

Thursday, April 2, 2009 
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (VR) 
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (IL)  
Easter Seals Intergenerational Center
1420 Spring Street
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Monday, April 13, 2009 
2:30 - 4:00 p.m. (VR)
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (IL) 
Workforce & Technology Center
2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Tuesday, April 14, 2009
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. (VR)
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (IL)  
Western MD One-Stop Career Center 
138 Baltimore Street
Cumberland, MD 21502

You can read about the State Plan for Vocational Rehabilitation Services
and the State Plan for Independent Living Services at
<BLOCKED::http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/AboutDORS/Plans/> .  Call or
write DORS to ask for written copies of these plans or an alternate

To provide comments about either state plan, you may attend a public
meeting or mail comments to 2301 Argonne Dr., Baltimore, MD 21218. To
comment on the VR State Plan, you may call 410-554-9535, 888-554-0334 or
e-mail dors at dors.state.md.us <BLOCKED::mailto:dors at dors.state.md.us> .
To provide comments on the State Plan for IL, call 410-554-5412 or
e-mail silc at dors.state.md.us <BLOCKED::mailto:silc at dors.state.md.us> .  

After each meeting, representatives from the MSRC, SILC and DORS staff
will be on hand to handle any personal comments or concerns about
services. Sign language interpreters will be present. Contact DORS at
least one week in advance if a foreign language translator is needed.
For directions, more information or to arrange accommodations, visit
<BLOCKED::http://www.dors.state.md.us/DORS/AboutDORS/Public/>  or call

Inquiries to: Kathi Santora, Staff Specialist, Public Information &
Planning, 410-554-9435,  1-888-554-0334 or TTY 410-554-9411;
<BLOCKED::mailto:ksantora at dors.state.md.us> ksantora at dors.state.md.us
<mailto:ksantora at dors.state.md.us.> .


With Kind Regards,



Daniel B. Frye, J.D.
Associate Editor
The Braille Monitor
National Federation of the Blind
Office of the President
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
Telephone: (410) 659-9314 Ext. 2208
Mobile: (410) 241-7006
Fax: (410) 685-5653
Email: DFrye at nfb.org
Web Address: www.nfb.org <http://www.nfb.org/> 
"Voice of the Nation's Blind"

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