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Scheduled Public Hearings

PUBLIC HEARING

In accordance with Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Section 75 and 78A, the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will hold one public hearing to consider proposed amendments to the regulation 107 CMR 10.00: Independent Living Services.

SCHEDULED HEARING DATE
August 27, 2014 at 10:00 am to 12:00 noon

LOCATION 
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 
600 Washington Street, 2nd floor
Management Conference room
Boston, MA 02111

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Please contact Terry Walsh at the address below to request other auxiliary aids or services.

INFORMATION

Copies of the proposed regulation change will be available at the hearing or may be obtained in advance by writing to:
Teresa Walsh, Policy and Planning Director 
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
600 Washington Street, 2nd floor 
Boston, MA  02111-1704 
Teresa.Walsh@MRC.state.ma.us or (617) 204-3708 (voice)

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD

The Commission will accept written comments on these proposed changes submitted on or before September 5, 2014.  Written comments should be addressed to Teresa Walsh, Policy and Planning Director, at the above address.

SUBJECT MATTER

107 CMR10.00: Independent Living Services establishes the policy and procedures to be followed to provide access to comprehensive independent living services which are available only through Title VII Part B of 29 USC Sec 701 et seq.

Independent Living Services through this program are designed to meet the current and future needs of individuals whose disabilities are severe but who may benefit from these services to maintain or improve their ability to function independently in family and community settings.

View Proposed Amendment of 107 CMR 10.00: INDEPENDENT LIVING SERVICES pdf format of Proposed Amendment of INDEPENDENT LIVING Services
doc format of Proposed Amendment of INDEPENDENT LIVING

Public Notice

 

504 ADA Non-Discrimination Public Notice pdf format of Non-Discrimination Policy

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission advises its employees and the public that it does not discriminate on the basis of a person's disability in employment or in access to its programs, services, and activities.   

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission advises its employees and the public that it does not discriminate on the basis of a person's disability in employment or in access to its programs, services, and activities.   


Scheduled Open Meetings

State Rehabilitation Council Open Meetings                                                                                                         

  • SRC Quarterly Meeting
    DATE: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
    TIME:  1:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. Please note time change
    LOCATION:       Springfield Library
    Central Library Community Room
    220 State Street, Springfield, MA 011130
    Please RSVP your attendance by August 29, 2014.   
    If you need further assistance, and other reasonable accommodations, please feel free to contact Emeka Nwokeji at (617) 204-3665.

  • LD/ADHD Subcommittee Meeting
    DATE: Thursday, August 14, 2014
    TIME: 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
    LOCATION: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    600 Washington St Suite 200
    Room 2093
    Boston, Massachusetts 02111
    If you need transportation or to RSVP, please contact Joshua.boardman@mrc.state.ma.us. We welcome any members to join us at this meeting! We hope to see you there!
    Agenda:
    • Introductions
    • Minutes review and approval
    • ADHD Training For VR Counselors
    • Soft Skills Training Update
    • LD Subcommittee Survey Draft Report
    • FY 15 Committee Goals
    • Next Action Steps
    • Next Meeting Date
  • Artists Beyond Challenges Meeting
    DATE: Thursday, August 14, 2014
    TIME: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    LOCATION: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    600 Washington Street 2nd Floor
    Reception Area Conference Room 2093
    Boston, MA 02111
    If you have any questions or to RSVP, please contact Joshua.boardman@mrc.state.ma.us. We welcome any members to join us at this meeting! We hope to see you there!
    If you are in need of any reasonable accommodations or transportation please contact Theresa Casey at Theresa.casey@mrc.state.ma.us or (617)-204-3799 by 8/1/2014.
  • SRC Consumer Satisfaction Survey Committee Meeting: 
    DATE: August 26, 2014 
    TIME: 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
    LOCATION: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission 
    600 Washington St. 2nd Fl. Management Conference Room 
    Boston, MA 02111
    Please RSVP your attendance by August 15, 2014.  If you need further assistance, and other reasonable accommodations, please feel free to contact Emeka Nwokeji at (617) 204-3665.
    AGENDA
    Introductions
    Confirmation of CSS Committee membership & contact info
    Approval of previous meeting minutes
    Purpose of the survey
    The survey instrument
    2013 Consumer Satisfaction Survey report: summary presentation
    Next meeting date.
    Other
    Adjournment

  • Transportation Sub Committee Meeting
    DATE: Thursday, August 28, 2014
    TIME: 10:00 A.M. – 12:00P.M.
    LOCATION: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    600 Washington Street, Second Floor
    Reception Area Conference Room 2093
    Boston, MA 02111
    To RSVP or Request transportation in by 8/8/2014 contact Theresa Casey at theresa.casey@mrc.state.ma.us or 617-204-3799.
    AGENDA
    10 AM Introductions       
    10:10 Approval of June 6, 2014 meeting minutes
    10:40 Theadora Fisher HST
    • RCC’s
    • How HST can assist the committee
  • 10:40 Mary Ann Murray

    • Public Private Projects

    10:45  Discussion of drafting a survey to be presented to consumers to gain knowledge of what they would like to have discussed at future meetings 
    12:00 Adjourn

  • Unserved/Underserved Populations Committee Meeting
    DATE: Thursday, August 28, 2014
    TIME: 1PM-3PM
    LOCATION: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    600 Washington Street,
    Boston, MA 02111
    Reception Area Conference Room 2093
    Please RSVP by 8/8/2014 contact Joshua Boardman, at Joshua.Boardman@mrc.state.ma.us or (617) 204 – 3665
    Please have transportation requests in by 4/9/2014 contact Theresa Casey at theresa.casey@mrc.state.ma.us or 617-204-3799.
  • SRC Policy and Regulation Committee Meeting:
    DATE: September 15, 2014
    TIME:  10:00 AM-12:00 Noon
    LOCATION: Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
    600 Washington St. 2nd Fl. Management Conference Room
    Boston, MA 02111
    Please RSVP your attendance by August 29, 2014.  If you need further assistance, and other reasonable accommodations, please feel free to contact Emeka Nwokeji at (617) 204-3665.


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.