FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 14, 2015
Contact: Jon Ebelt, Public Information Officer, DPHHS, (406) 444-0936
Chuck Council, Communications Specialist, DPHHS, (406) 444-4391
Public meeting in Helena to focus on changes to the Vocational Rehabilitation program
The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) will hold a public meeting in Helena on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Disability Rights Montana located at 1022 Chestnut Street.
The meeting will focus on explaining recent changes to vocational rehabilitation services in Montana, and to receive input on implementing the changes.
It is being hosted by the DPHHS Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services program.
The meeting will feature an open discussion regarding the impact of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in Montana.
On July 22, 2014 the WIOA was signed into law. The act included a reauthorization of the Rehabilitation Act and changed vocational rehabilitation services significantly. In fact, WIOA contains more than 100 changes to the Rehabilitation Act.
For those unable to attend in person, the meeting can also be accessed remotely by calling 1-877-668-4490 and use access code: 802 913 425
The call in number will only be active during the time of the meeting.
For those unable in Helena, additional meetings will be held in Billings, Missoula and Great Falls over the next two months.
In addition, written comments can be sent to:
Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604
or to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for written comments is November 25, 2015.
Requests for accommodations or for more information contact Hermanson at 406-444-3833.