The Guam Rehabilitation Council is to provide the Division of Vocation Rehabilitation with an external Consumer oriented perspective. The Council provides Consumers of DVR with a mechanism to influence the direction of rehabilitation programs in Guam in the systemic policy level.
The Guam State Rehabilitation Council envisions an island community taking full advantage of the services and opportunities that meet their needs. Dreams and aspirations leading toward a better quality of life and having positive access to vocational rehabilitation programs and services that are timely, effective, and culturally competent.
The Council is composed of a group of interested individuals throughout the island, a majority of who are individuals with disabilities, whose collective purpose, in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
Guam’s State Rehabilitation Council has been created pursuant to Section 101 (a) (35) and Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Rehabilitation Act Amendment of 1998. Members of the Council are appointed to serve for a term of not more than three years, and no more than two consecutive full terms.
Regular meeting of the members shall be held a minimum of four times per year, including at least once during every calendar quarter of the calendar year. Such meetings shall be publicly announced and shall be open to the public. Each meeting shall be held in an accessible facility.