State Rehabilitation Council

Mission Statement

The Wyoming State Rehabilitation Council works on behalf of Wyoming citizens with disabilites, and promotes competitive and integrated employment through suppport of the Wyoming Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to continually work to improve the quality of employment services for all people with disabilities. The SRC council members participate in monthly conference calls that are open to the public. On the even months, council members organize as a full council to review subcommittee work and establish council-wide goals and activities. Two of these phone conferences are replaced with face-to-face meetings twice a year in April and August. The spring meeting is held at various locations around the state. The August meeting is conducted in collaboration with the Wyoming the State Independent Living Council and occurs in Casper. Both of these face-to-face meetings are open to the public. On the odd months, council members meet with their subcommittee groups to work on specific tasks assigned by the larger council. The subcommittees report to the larger council and bring their work forward for consideration and vote for council policy and implementation.

2017 SRC activities include:

  • The SRC obtains regular updates to the dashboard for VR Services linked to its website for program review
  • The SRC conducted focused efforts to recruit and expand membership representation on the council statewide
  • The SRC received regular updates on the work done on behalf of the Employment First legislative implementation for the state
  • The SRC conducted new membership training at its August meeting in Casper
  • The SRC established a collaborative committee with SILC members to form a new Joint Public Forum Partnership Committee to identify better coordination of effort between the two councils
  • SRC identified two representatives to attend the NSRC national conferences in Greenville, North Carolina

State Rehabilitation Council Committees

Review Committee

  • Review, analyze, and advise DYR regarding the State Unified Plan prior to its submission to Rehabilitation Services Administration, RSA.
  • Review and analyze recently completed Wyoming Assessment of Rehabilitation Needs WYARN recommendations and their correlation with the Unified State Plan goals as appropriate.
  • Review and Analyze DVR policies and procedures for better understanding of DVR processes and decision-making. Recommend systematic changes as appropriate.

Outreach Committee

  • Organize collaboration and cooperation activities with other agencies and advisory councils.
  • Develop and implement activities to educate and promote DVR and SRC to the general public, disability organizations, employers, and community and state leaders.
  • Review and analyze client satisfaction survey results to determine statewide trends and advise DVR administration accordingly.

Membership and Recruitment Committee

  • Contact and recruit prospective members who meet membership criteria in order to maintain a full council.
  • Recommend termination of delinquent council members.
  • Organize annual orientations and training activities for new and experienced council members.

Upcoming SRC Meetings

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To join in on a conference call, dial (877) 225-4133.

Employer Awards

Date Awardees
Walmart and High Mountain Seasonings
Man's Best Friend
Wyoming Roofing, Sheridan County Fairgrounds and Kennon Products
Sam's Club and Advantage Marketing
Westward Heights Care Center and Wind River Casino
Taco Johns, Menards and D&H Welding
Powell Recycle Center and Cowtown Candy
Ark Animal Hospital, Casper
Valley Floral, Saratoga
Culver's and Attention Homes

Resources

Videos

SRC Reports, Meeting Agendas and Minutes

For Council reports, agendas and minutes, contact Rhonda Tanner at (307) 777-8650 or rhonda.tanner@wyo.gov.