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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 Rehabilitation Council of Texas (RCT) and Texas Workforce Solutions- Vocational Rehabilitation Services will host a Virtual Town Hall Series this spring throughout Texas to hear more about the challenges facing Texans with disabilities who are seeking employment. All previously scheduled in-person Town Hall Meetings are canceled due to Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 disaster declaration on March 13, 2020 and recommendations to cancel events of more than 10 people.

Please make plans to attend one of the upcoming Virtual Town Hall Meetings. These meetings will be hosted through Zoom Video Webinar Services. We will provide more information on how to register for the virtual meetings once dates and times are confirmed. For more information on downloading and using Zoom Webinars, go to https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004954946-Joining-and-participating-in-a-webinar-attendee-

Your input from the Town Hall Meetings will help shape the future of vocational rehabilitation services provided by the State of Texas. RCT Virtual Town Hall meeting dates and times will be posted here in the coming days.

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 call 1-512-936-4321 or 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:

August 6-7, 2020

Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center Auditorium
4800 N. Lamar Blvd
Austin, Texas 78756

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

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