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Idaho State Rehabilitation Council
Council Members & Representatives
SRC Chair, Community Rehabilitation Program Representative:
Disability Advocacy Group Representatives:
Business/Industry & Labor Representatives:
Idaho’s Native American Tribe Representatives:
Ramona Medicine Horse
Client Assistance Program Representative:
Workforce Development Council Representative:
Parent Training & Information Center Representative:
State Independent Living Council Representative:
State Department of Education Representative:
Former Applicant or Recipient Representative
Council members are volunteers appointed by the State Board of
Education for three year terms. The Council is comprised of
representatives from the following groups:
· Workforce Development Council
· Special Education, Department of Education
· Current or former recipients of services from IDVR
· Business, Industry and Labor
· Disability Advocacy Groups
· Community Rehabilitation Programs
· The Client Assistance Program
· Idaho Parents Unlimited
· Rehabilitation Counselors
· Native American Representative
· The Administrator of IDVR is an ex-officio member
The majority of Council members are individuals with disabilities, and diversity is valued. Nominations are accepted at any time; please email IDVR for more information at: Jacque.Truax@vr.idaho.gov.
Service on the Council provides a unique opportunity to engage in the dialogue on Vocational Rehabilitation services at the state level.
Working on behalf of Idahoans with disabilities, the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council endeavors to provide consumers, service providers and others the opportunity to participate in constructive dialogue and public input to continually improve the quality of Vocational Rehabilitation services to residents of Idaho.
The Council convenes publicly at least four times a year in such places
as it determines to be suitable to conduct Council business and conduct
such forums or hearings as the Council considers appropriate.
The meetings, hearings and forums shall be publicly announced.
The meetings shall be open and accessible to the general public unless there is a valid reason for an executive session.
2018 Meeting Dates:
Boise – January 17 (Agenda)
Boise – April 24
Boise - July 17
Boise – October 11*
* - Tentative: Will occur in conjuction with the annual In-Service in Boise.
If you require alternative formats, material may be available by request ten days prior to the scheduled meeting.
Role of the Idaho State Rehabilitation Council:
The Idaho State Rehabilitation Council monitors the policies and
practices of the Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR).
The Council can make recommendations to IDVR about eligibility, the scope and effectiveness of services provided and functions performed that affect the ability of individuals with disabilities to achieve rehabilitation goals.
The Council prepares and submits an annual report on the status of Vocational Rehabilitation programs in Idaho, and makes that report available to the public.
State and Strategic Plans:
The Council participates in disseminating IDVR's draft State and Strategic Plans and soliciting comments on those plans. The Council prepares written recommendations for the Plans and coordinates with IDVR during the planning process.
The Council involves itself in various surveys and needs assessments.
Some of these efforts are accomplished independently, and others
collaboratively with IDVR. Some Council interests parallel Vocational
Rehabilitation's program evaluation activities, so joint research efforts
are conducted. Employer attitudes, client satisfaction and staff
perceptions of IDVR are a few of the inquiries that have been
If you wish to comment to us in writing, our address is:
Idaho State Rehabilitation Council
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0096
You may also call us at: (208) 287-6443
or by email at: Jacque.Truax@vr.idaho.gov.