Regular Council Meetings
The Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired State Rehabilitation Council meeting schedule has changed; meetings are now on the third Wednesday of every even numbered month. The specific schedule is listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Frances Perkins Room of the Central Maine Commerce Center, located at 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta.
NOTE: Meetings are 10:00 am to noon.
Meeting Schedule – 2016-2017
- February 15, 2017 – 10:00 am to noon
- April 19, 2017 – 10:00 am to noon
- June 21, 2017 – 10:00 am to noon (location TBA)
- August 16, 2017 – 10:00 am to noon
Two 15-minute periods are scheduled into each meeting for public input, one at the beginning and one just prior to adjournment. For more information about any of these meeting dates, or how to get involved, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
Please use one of the following links to access an agenda:
Call-in and Videoconferencing
If you are not able to attend the meeting in person, you may call in or use the video conference options. Send email to email@example.com to obtain the system access number and code and/or to request the addition of topics of interest to the agenda of an upcoming meeting.
Annual Training Conference
The SRC-DBVI Annual Training Conference provides an opportunity for members to meet for two days of intensive training on topics relevant to issues faced in providing services and guidance in maintaining compliance with regulations to ensure continuing enhancement of quality in service delivery.
Stay tuned for news of our 2017 conference–planning starts in May. Learn more about the Annual Training Conference…
Public Hearings & Forums
Each year the SRC, in conjunction with DBVI, holds public hearings in order to elicit input for the state plan concerning the development and delivery of Maine’s blindness services. The participation and input from others, especially individual blind citizens of Maine, is essential for the development of quality programs and the effective delivery of services. For those unable to travel to a hearing or forum, a conference phone number and code can be provided as an alternative way to attend and participate. For more information about dialing in, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year the SRC-DBVI joins with the Five Council collaborative to conduct an Empowerment Forum where people with disabilities learn about opportunities for self-advocacy both personally and legislatively. Stay tuned for news of this year’s forum. Go to the Empowerment Forum page on the CARES, INC. website for more information.