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Office of Rehabilitation Services
"Helping Individuals with Disabilities to Choose,
Find and Keep Employment"

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State Rehabilitation Council
"working with the Office of Rehabilitation Services to maximize the potential of people
with disabilities through meaningful employment....  
  

Members

Meeting Dates

Minutes

2009 Annual Report

2010 Member Recruitment (En Espanol) - Are you interested in becoming a member?

 

Customer Satisfaction Survey: In FFY 2009, the State Rehabilitation Council assisted ORS with the development of Customer Satisfaction Surveys. The surveys which are sent quarterly are designed to gather ongoing satisfaction levels from consumers who exited Office of Rehabilitation Services successfully employed and not employed after receipt of services. Information is meant to guide the Office of Rehabilitation Services in building and maintaining relevant and successful programs and services to meet the needs of the consumers served.     Areas included in the mailied surveys included: self sufficency ratings, benefit of services, general awareness and understanding of ORS services, expectations of ORS, and demographics. Additionally, over time, the survey results will provide the Office of Rehabilitation Services with longitudinal information regarding service satisfaction of consumers who have exited services either employed or not employed post receipt ofservices. Information from the 2009 Customer Satisfaction Surveys was incorporated into the 2009-2010 Comprehensive Needs Assessment.
 
The Council is a citizen advisory body appointed by the Governor and mandated by the Rehabilitation Act as amended. The Council shall, after consulting with the State Workforce Investment Board:

Ball Review, analyze, and advise the Office of Rehabilitation Services regarding the performance of the responsibilities of the Agency in planning, developing and implementing services to persons with disabilities in order to affect competitive employment outcomes.

Ball Advise and assist in the application of State Plans, Strategic plans, reports, needs assessments, and evaluations required under the Rehabilitation Act as amended.

Ball Conduct a review and analysis of the effectiveness of consumer satisfaction with the functions and activities of the State Agency as they relate to employment outcomes.

Ball Advise the State Agency and provide for working relationships between the State Agency and the Statewide Independent Living Council and centers for independent living within the State.

Ball Coordinate with other councils within the State to insure the effective and efficient delivery of services in order to attain employment outcomes.

Ball Perform such other functions as the Council deems appropriate and that are comparable to the other functions performed by the Council.

Ball Prepare and submit an Annual Report to the Governor and the Rehabilitation Services Administration.

 Mission

To work with ORS assuring that all Rhode Islanders with disabilities are able
                     to obtain and keep meaningful and satisfying employment.

Vision

The SRC is an independent body of diverse members that works together
-   to insure continuous improvement in ORS employment outcomes;
-   enhances communication among all people and groups committed to
increase opportunity for people with disabilities;
        -   increases employer awareness of people with disabilities as a
productive human resource pool; and
-    has the respect of decision-makers in the allocation of resources.

 

Committees

Nomination and Leadership Development
Charged with - developing leadership that is fully committed to the Council's mission, proactive in empowering consumers with disabilities, strategic in its thinking, and representing the rich diversity of Rhode Island's populations; recruitment of new members, including assessment of population sectors’ representation and skills needed to fill gaps.

Employment
Charged with - increasing employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities
through employer partnerships.

State Plan, Policy & Quality Assurance
Charged with - review and comment on the Office of Rehabilitation Services policies and annual State Plan updates; ORS State Plan development and compliance reviews, including the resource plan; work with ORS regarding policy and implementation of Order of Selection; to review and analyze the scope and effectiveness of consumer satisfaction with the Office of Rehabilitation Services, via a statewide Consumer Satisfaction Survey of individuals with disabilities every three years, Public input at the SRC meetings, CAP reviews, and ORS staff surveys.

Transportation
Charged with – reducing transportation barriers


By-Laws
Charged with - review and revisal of the By-laws as necessary.

    Council Members
Chairperson, Dr. Kate McCarthy-Barnett
Vice Chair, Dr. Judith Drew
Secretary, Catherine Sansonetti
Janice Belasco
Rocco Bruno
Kelley Conti
Cynthia Cote
Domenic DiOrio
Jeanne M. Giroux
Michael Hazard
Margaret Hoye
Robert Andrew Iannetta
Anne LeClerc
Gary J. Levine
Anna Liebenow
Sandy Lupovitz
Silvermoon Mars
Lucille Massemino
Dr. Mona Dorsinville-Phanor
Lorna Ricci
Vincent Rossi
Juan Tronosco
Joan Vendetti
Mary E. Wambach
Herbert Weiss
Wheeler Clemons, ORS Liaison

Stephen Brunero, Administrator, ORS
Ronald Racine, Deputy Administrator
Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Photo of State Rehab Council members
Council Members and Guests at
May 12, 2009 SRC Breakfast Meeting (video presentation)

Email:  src_aa@cox.net   to contact staff assistant

For further information, contact Stephen Brunero at
(401) 421-7005 ext. 354, (401) 421-7016 (TTY) or
via email at steveb@ors.ri.gov.


If you are interested in becoming a member, please fill out the
SRC Membership Application Form.


2010 Meeting Schedule

Tuesday, February 9th
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: (Subject to availability)
RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex (Main conference Room: 73-1)
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI

Tuesday, March 9th
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: (Subject to availability)
RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex (Main conference Room: 73-1)
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI

Tuesday, May 11th
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Breakfast Meeting
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast (Not Open to Public)
9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Meeting (Open to Public)
Location: Crowne Plaza
801 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, RI

Tuesday, June 8th
Time: 4-6 PM
Location: (Subject to availability)
RI Department of Labor and Training
Center General Complex (Main conference Room: 73-1)
1511 Pontiac Avenue
Cranston, RI

2010 Executive Sessions

Tuesday, January 26th
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Location: Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street - 5th Floor Conference Room
Providence, RI

Tuesday, February 23rd
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Location: Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street - 5th Floor Conference Room
Providence, RI

Tuesday, April 27th
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Location: Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street - 5th Floor Conference Room
Providence, RI

Tuesday, May 25th
Time: 4:15-6 PM
Location: Office of Rehabilitation Services
40 Fountain Street - 5th Floor Conference Room
Providence, RI

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