State Rehabilitation Council

Mission Statement

The Wyoming State Rehabilitation Council's Mission is to review, analyze, and advise the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the delivery of effective rehabilitation services which lead to employment and the independence of Wyoming's citizens with disabilities.

The Wyoming SRC meets four times annually in face-to-face meetings at various locations around the state.  In addition, we also hold two video conference meetings as a full council. Subcommittee work groups meet on alternating months to address assigned work and report back to the full Council in scheduled sessions.

We are currently seeking members from Wyoming communities to join the State Rehabilitation Council.

Interested in joining the SRC?

Send us an email at SRCwyoming@gmail.com, or apply here.

2018 SRC Activities

  • Reviewed the VR section of the Wyoming State Unified Plan and provided written feedback to VR regarding needed corrections and requests for clarification of information
  • Created a new survey process and questionnaires to be distributed among citizens who are consumers of VR services. The new survey will span a broader section of the state than has been the case in the past couple of survey cycles. The surveys will be released beginning 2019
  • Established an annual award, titled the RIPPLE Award, to present to an outstanding VR employer in the state. The first RIPPLE award was presented at the Employment First Summit in Casper, WY, October, 2018
  • Developed a monthly recognition award to nominated VR counselors who are identifying innovative practices or working in new and creative ways to better support the clients they serve. The first Heart and Soul Award will be bestowed in January of 2019
  • Hosted public meeting/forum in Cody, WY, October 3, 2018
  • Established social media accounts via Facebook and Twitter
  • Engaged in cross-agency discussions about ways that we might enhance training and information sharing between state partners

2017 SRC Activities

  • Conducted focused efforts to recruit and expand membership representation on the council statewide
  • Received regular updates on the work done on behalf of the Employment First legislative implementation for the state
  • Conducted new membership training at its August meeting in Casper
  • 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
  • Identified two representatives to attend the NSRC national conferences in Greenville, North Carolina

State Rehabilitation Council Committees

Review Committee

Duties and responsibilities of the Review Committee include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Review, analyze, and advise DVR regarding the State Plan prior to its submission to the Rehabilitation Service Administration, RSA.
  2. Organize SRC activities to support and assist with successful accomplishment of State Plan goals, as appropriate.
  3. Review and analyze DVR policies and procedures for better understanding of DVR process and decision making. Recommend systemic changes as appropriate. Refer to Article II, 2.01 Purpose, 1), 2), 3), and 5) for all duties and responsibilities listed above.

Outreach Committee

Duties and responsibilities of the Outreach Committee include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Organize collaboration and cooperation activities with other agencies and advisory councils; i.e. Department of Education, Department of Health, State Independent Living Council, Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, Federal 121 Projects, etc. (Refer to Article II, 2.01 Purpose, 6) & 7).
  2. Organize SRC activities to support and assist with the successful accomplishment of State Plan goals, as appropriate.
  3. Review and analyze DVR policies and procedures for better understanding of DVR process and decision making. Recommend systemic changes as appropriate. Refer to Article II, 2.01 Purpose, 1), 2), 3), and 5) for all duties and responsibilities listed above.

Membership and Membership Committee

Duties and responsibilities of the Membership Committee include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Contact and recruit prospective members who meet membership criteria in order to maintain a full council. (Refer to Article III, 3.03 Recommendation for Appointment).
  2. Recommend termination of delinquent council members. (Refer to Article III, 3.05 Removal).
  3. Organize annual orientations and training activities for new and experienced council members.
  4. Review and analyze recently completed Wyoming Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA) recommendations and their correlation to State Plan goals.
  5. Organize SRC activities to support and assist with the successful accomplishment of State Plan goals, as appropriate.
  6. Review and analyze DVR policies and procedures for better understanding of DVR process and decision making. Recommend systemic changes as appropriate. Refer to Article II, 2.01 Purpose, 1), 2), 3), and 5) for all duties and responsibilities listed above.

Upcoming SRC Meetings

Date Location
January, 2019 Subcommittee Meetings
February 19-21, 2019 Workforce Services, 851 Werner Ct. Casper, WY
March 21, 2017 Subcommittee Meetings
April 16-18, 2019 Rock Springs, WY (location TBD)
May, 2019 DVR State Level Trainings- dates and locations TBD
June 11-13, 2019 Gillette, WY (location TBD)
July, 2019 Subcommittee Meetings
August 13-15, 2019 Workforce Services, 851 Werner Ct. Casper, WY, joint meeting with SILC
September, 2019 Subcommittee Meetings
October 15-17, 2019 Lander, WY (location TBD)
November, 2019 Subcommittee Meetings
December 17, 2019 Zoom Conference Call, 2:30-3:30pm

All meetings are accessible via Zoom conference. Zoom phone number is (720) 707-2699.

RIPPLE Award Recipients

The RIPPLE Award means Reaching Incredible Places Pursuing Leadership in Employment. This award is given monthly to employers who are dedicated in their support of hiring individuals with disabilities in their company.

Date Awardees
Ruby Tuesday, Gillette WY
Wind River Casino, Riverton, WY
Past Award Recipients
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, please send a request to SRCwyoming@gmail.com.