Washington State Rehabilitation Council



People living with disabilities have the influence to shape the Vocational Rehabilitation services they receive.  YOU ARE INVITED!


Meeting:               DVR Customer Forum

Date:          Thursday, October 20, 2016 Time:      3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Location:              Seattle Central DVR Office – Suite 810

1200 12th Ave. S    Seattle, WA 98144

Food:                    Pizza will be provided


Who we are:

  • The Washington State Rehabilitation Council is a group of disability allies and advocates. We work hard to make sure that DVR customers’ voices are heard.


We want to hear from you!  

  • The purpose of this Customer Forum is to hear from you and others interested in DVR program improvement. We want to learn more about your experience as a DVR customer.
  • This Customer Forum is a chance for you to share your honest feedback with us, so that we can help make DVR better.
  • You are welcome to bring an advocate.


At the forum, we will ask you about the following goals: 

  1. My Counselor does a good job keeping in touch with me.
  2. My counselor understands what is important to me.
  3. My counselor understands how my disability affects me.
  4. My counselor cares about my input.
  5. DVR moves quickly enough for me.
  6. Overall, I am satisfied with DVR.
  7. Is there is something you would like DVR to hear?


Can’t come?

Send feedback to WSRCPublicForum@dshs.wa.gov.  Please remember, you are not required to attend.  This is not a regular DVR appointment with your counselor; this is an opportunity for you to share feedback to improve DVR.


Reasonable Accommodations? 

Email WSRCPublicForum@dshs.wa.gov or call (866) 252-2939 American Sign Language will be provided

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The Washington State Independent Living Council (WASILC) is partnering with the Alliance of People with Disabilities to host a public hearing. The public hearing will gather information to develop a three year (2017-2019) State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that addresses Independent Living needs in your community. Seattle is one of fourteen cities designated for public hearings from August until December.

  • Inform the public about the responsibilities of WASILC and theCenters for Independent Living (CILs) in our communities.
  • Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities ofWASILC, as they relate to systemic advocacy and education.
  • Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the CILsand the core services they provide in our communities.
  • ∗Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
    WHERE: Beacon Hill Library2821 Beacon Ave. S.Seattle, WA 98144
    WHEN: Tuesday, December 8th , 2015 12:30 to 2:30pm Understand how the local community is serving individuals in
    regards to housing, transportation, and all issues pertaining to
    people with disabilities living independently in our community.

Call to RSVP and request accommodations for this event at (800) 624-4105. Accommodations must be made 2 weeks in advance.


We would like to invite you to participate in a national survey titled, Transportation Access and Experiences, which is designed to improve understanding of accessibility of public transportation for people with disabilities. This survey is being conducted by the ADA Participation Action Research Consortium (ADA-PARC), a collaborative research project of seven ADA Regional Centers (PIs: Lex Frieden and Joy Hammel) This project focuses on community living, community participation & work/economic participation disparities of people with disabilities (For more information, visit the website: www.adaparc.org). We would like to improve our understanding on transportation access of people with disabilities and use this information to make improvements at regional and national levels.

We are very interested in receiving as many responses as possible from people with disabilities based on their personal experiences with public transportation. Please feel free to share the survey with potentially interested entities. The results will serve as crucial evidence to support improvements to accessible transportation. Please use the link below to access and complete the survey. If you have any questions or comments regarding this survey, please contact Jill Bezyak from the Rocky Mountain ADA Center at jill.bezyak@unco.edu