New York State Commission for the Blind

State Rehabilitation Council

The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is an advisory body authorized under Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The nature and scope of the Council's deliberationls and recommendations include NYSCB policies, procedures, and operations as they may affect consumers or consumer applicants of agency services statewide. Additionally, the SRC assists in the development of Federally required State plans and annual updates to those plans. Much of the Council's business is conducted in committees focusing on the NYSCB priority issues of employment, children and transition services, and consumer needs assessment.

The Council meets once each calendar quarter. The Council is comprised of members representing blind consumers, deaf-blind consumers, parents, educators, business, industry and labor, consumer advocacy groups, the New York State Workforce Investment Board and the New York State Independent Living Council. Ex Officio members represent The New York State Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID), the New York State Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for People with Disabilities (CQCAPD), the New York State Office for the Aging (OFA), and various representatives from NYSCB who provide information and assistance as requested by the Council. Meetings are open to the public and always include a public comment segment on the meeting agenda for individuals to provide input or bring issues of concern to the Council.

For more information, contact:

Tracy Breslin, SRC Coordinator/Liaison
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
New York State Commission for the Blind
52 Washington Street, South Bldg., Room 201
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518-474-9647 (voice)
518-486-5819 (fax)
Tracy.Breslin@ocfs.ny.gov

The State Rehabilitation Membership Application


The State Rehabilitation Council Meetings for 2014:

  • March 19 & 20, 2014

  • June 18 & 19, 2014

  • September 17 & 18, 2014

  • November 19 & 20, 2014

The State Rehabilitation Council meetings for 2014 will take place at the

Hilton Garden Inn
62 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

View the State Rehabilitation Council's Annual Report 2013
View the State Rehabilitation Council's Annual Report 2012
View the State Rehabilitation Council's Annual Report 2011
View the State Rehabilitation Council's Annual Report 2010
View the State Rehabilitation Council's Annual Report 2010

Meeting Minutes

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