|Official Press Release
Contact: Jim Jones
Date: March 20, 2008
RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR) is seeking public input to help develop a new “North Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation State Plan” for the delivery of its services. The plan is updated annually and will become effective Oct. 1.
Cities and dates of the six public meetings are: Asheville, April 28; Charlotte, April 29; Fayetteville, May 1; Goldsboro, April 23; Raleigh, May 5; and Wilmington, April 24.
Those who may find the meetings of particular interest are people who receive VR services and their families, individuals who work in human services programs or advocacy groups for people with disabilities, and employers.
The topics of discussion may include, but are not limited to:
The scheduled locations are accessible to people with disabilities. Attendees may register to speak upon arrival at the meetings or in advance by calling Paula Jones at (919) 855-3533. Speakers are encouraged to bring a written copy of their comments.
People who are unable to attend one of the meetings may provide input by sending written comments by June 2. The comments should be addressed to: Phil Protz, 2801 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-2801, Attn: Planning Unit-State Plan Comments. Comments may also be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to State Plan Comments at (919) 715-1050.
Sign-language interpreters will be available at the meetings. Attendees who require other language- interpreters or other accommodations are asked to make their request to Ms. Jones at (919) 855-3533 by April 4.
For additional information, contact Protz at (919)855-3567 or e-mail Phil.Protz@ncmail.net. The 2008 State Plan may be viewed online at: http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/DVR/stateplans/stateplan.htm.
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