Date:March 28, 2013
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Disability Council to hold quarterly meeting in Baton Rouge

Employers, disability advocates and the public are invited to attend the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council meeting April 4-5. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held on the campus of Louisiana State University at The Cook Hotel, 3848 W. Lakeshore Drive, Baton Rouge.

The meetings will take place in the Abell Room. Thursday’s session will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m., with a public forum from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The session Friday will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The 25-member LRC, appointed by the Governor, represents a cross section of stakeholders who meet quarterly to provide advice and guidance to Louisiana Rehabilitation Services leadership. LRS, a department within the Louisiana Workforce Commission’s Office of Workforce Development, works to help people with disabilities obtain and maintain employment through its flagship Vocational Rehabilitation program.

The VR program offers individuals with disabilities services designed to provide them with the skills, resources and expectations needed to find employment and develop lifelong careers. In 2012, LRS served more than 28,000 Louisiana residents with disabilities through the VR program.

The next LRC meeting is slated for July 25-26 in Shreveport.

For additional information or if you have a disability and require special accommodations, such as an interpreter, please contact Paige Kelly at either 225-219-2947 or toll-free 1-800-737-2958, or by email, To learn more about Louisiana Rehabilitation Services or the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council, click here.

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