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The New Jersey Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (CBVI), and its State Rehabilitation Council (SRC), will be conducting a public forum on June 11, 2016.
The SRC was established in Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. The SRC members are appointed by the Governor, and they give advice to, and work in partnership with, the agency’s leadership regarding the provision of services within the Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living, Blindness Education, and Eye-Health programs at the agency.
The public forum will be held to gather input from consumers (present and former); professionals; community-based organizations; and other interested parties to receive comments on the proposed draft of the State Plan governing Vocational Rehabilitation Services at the agency, included in the Combined State Plan for New Jersey. The text of the draft New Jersey Combined State Plan may be found at the following link:
Your concerns and comments are extremely important to us, and your feedback will assist in better serving blind, vision-impaired, and deaf-blind people who seek to obtain work, retain jobs, or advance in employment. Come make your voice heard.
The forum will be held:
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016
Location: Joseph Kohn Training Center
130 Livingston Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am
For individuals who are not able to be present at the location above, a conference line is available to phone in and participate.
The conference line number is: (888) 278-0296
Access code: 6483161
If you are unable to attend the forum, but wish to submit written comments, they must be received by Friday, June 17, 2016, to the following address or via fax/e-mail:
Daniel B. Frye, Executive Director
New Jersey Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired
153 Halsey Street, 6th Floor
PO Box 47017
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Fax: (973) 648-7364
Should you have any questions about this Public Forum, contact Amanda Gerson, Coordinator of Vocational Rehabilitation and Transition Services, at (973) 648-3660; Amanda.Gerson@dhs.state.nj.us