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Overview

The Rehabilitation Council of Texas (Council) is federally mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1992, and advises the Texas Workforce Commission on the policy, scope and effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services.

The Council wants to hear from the citizens of Texas about your experiences with vocational rehabilitation services, recommendations for improvements, and whether you would like a Council member to attend a local group or organizational meeting relating to vocational rehabilitation issues.

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Mission & Values

Mission:  

Partner with the Texas Workforce Commission to advocate for Texans with disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation process.

Values:

  • The worth and dignity of each individual
  • The right to choice, as realized by access to full information
  • Opening doors to independence and participation in community life through work opportunities
  • Person-centered goals, service plans and delivery systems
  • Sharing roles and responsibilities to improve satisfaction with the rehabilitation process and outcomes
  • Collaboration and partnership with federal, state and private agencies are critical for system improvement

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Town Hall Meetings for Vocational Rehabilitation Customers, Caregivers, and Service Providers

The 15-member Rehabilitation Council of Texas meets at least quarterly to work with TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services programs to develop, agree to and review state goals and priorities.

Virtual Town Hall Meetings for Vocational Rehabilitation Customers, Caregivers, and Service Providers

The Rehabilitation Council of Texas (RCT) and Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services will host a Virtual Town Hall Series on May 7 and 19, 2020. We want to hear from you about your experiences and how our services may better fit your rehabilitation and employment needs. Your input from the Town Hall Meetings will help shape the future of vocational rehabilitation services provided by the State of Texas.

Please make plans to attend one of the upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meetings. These meetings will be hosted through Zoom Video Webinar Services.

Virtual Town Hall Webinar Meeting Dates and Times

Download and print a copy of the Virtual Town Hall Meeting flyerPDF.

Thursday May 7, 2020

Tuesday May 19, 2020

To register for a free Zoom account, go to https://zoom.us/freesignup/. See a list of accessible Zoom keyboard shortcuts MS Word. For any other questions, please email VR.CSNA@twc.state.tx.us.

RCT Town Hall Questions

Individuals may review the Vocational Rehabilitation Town Hall questions prior to a scheduled event or submit responses without attending a Virtual Town Hall Meeting. You may access the RCT Town Hall questions survey (RCT Town Hall questions survey in Spanish) in a survey format which will be presented at each Town Hall event. The responses you submit through this survey will be included with those we receive at the Virtual Town Hall Meetings.

You may also download a print version of the RCT Town Hall questionsPDF. If you do attend the virtual meeting and have additional responses after the meeting ends, please email VR.CSNA@twc.state.tx.us. Please keep in mind that these options are for Town Hall questions only and not for personal questions or individual cases. Town Hall Meeting conversations will have three goals: (1) to describe VR services across Texas; (2) to discuss employment-related needs; and (3) to learn how to improve VR services.

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Meeting Schedule, Agendas & Minutes

The Rehabilitation Council of Texas meets quarterly. The next meeting is:

May 21, 2020

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Meeting Location:

Zoom Virtual Meeting

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_t2IcncT_SVW8p1NeIIN1xw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Agendas & Minutes

Council meeting agendas and minutes are posted as they become available. All linked documents are in HTML or PDFPDF format.

2020

February 6-7, 2020 May 21, 2020

2019

February 7-8, 2019 May 2-3, 2019 August 1-2, 2019 November 7-8, 2019

2018

February 1-2, 2018 May 3-4, 2018 August 2-3, 2018 November 1-2, 2018

 

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Disclaimer

The information on this page is the sole responsibility of the RCT and does not necessarily represent the views or positions of TWC.

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Contact Information