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Authority / Mission

The Delaware State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) was established and is authorized under the provisions of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended through August 1998. The SRC is a body of seventeen members appointed by the Governor and established to provide advice and support to the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR). The State Rehabilitation Council was authorized by changes to the Rehabilitation Act of 1992. A majority of the Council members are people with disabilities. The Council membership includes consumers and advocates, representatives from Community Rehabilitation Programs, business, the Department of Education and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

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Purpose

The purpose of the Delaware State Rehabilitation Council is to:

  • Collaborate with DVR to identify key challenges and opportunities;
  • Advise and assist in the preparation of the DVR State Plan;
  • Review and analyze the effectiveness of the VR program and consumer satisfaction with services provided by DVR and Community Rehabilitation programs;
  • Conduct an annual evaluation of DVR's effectiveness;
  • Coordinate with other councils in the state;
  • Prepare and submit an annual report ;
  • Develop and assess goals and priorities jointly with DVR

Leadership of the Council

There are three leadership positions in the Council, the Chair, Vice-Chair and Past Chair. Each position is for a two-year term. The DVR Director serves as an ex-officio member. Find out more about For SRC membership.