STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL
It is the mission of the Guam State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is to provide the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) with an external Consumer oriented perspective. The Council provides Consumers of DVR with a mechanism to influence the direction of rehabilitation programs on Guam within the systemic policy level.
ABOUT THE STATE REHABILITATION COUNCIL:
The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998, requires the existence of a State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). The SRC consists of a diverse membership, who are interested in and representative of Guamanians with Disabilities.
The SRC works in partnership with the Guam Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) to review, evaluate and advise the DVR regarding its specific and overall performance and effectiveness. The SRC also works in partnership with the DVR to develop, agree to, and review state goals and priorities.
Council members are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year, staggered terms. With the exception of the Client Assistance Program, members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.
- At least one representative of the Statewide Independent Living Council established under section 705, which representative may be the chairperson or other designee of the Council;
- At least one representative of a parent training and information center established pursuant to section 671 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act;
- At least one representative of the client assistance program established under section 112;
- At least one qualified vocational rehabilitation counselor, with knowledge of and experience with vocational rehabilitation programs, who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member of the Council if the counselor is an employee of the designated State agency;
- At least one representative of community rehabilitation program service providers;
- Four representatives of business, industry, and labor;
- Representatives of disability advocacy groups representing a cross section of:
- individuals with physical, cognitive, sensory, and mental disabilities; and
- individuals’ representatives of individuals with disabilities who have difficulty in representing themselves or are unable due to their disabilities to represent themselves;
- current or former applicants for, or recipients of, vocational rehabilitation services;
- At least one representative of the directors of the projects;
- At least one representative of the State educational agency responsible for the public education of students with disabilities who are eligible to receive services under this title and part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; and
- At least one representative of the State workforce investment board.
STATE PLAN FOR THE VOCATIONAL REHABILIATION SERVICES PROGRAM 2015 DRAFT