Town Hall Meetings for the TWC VR Services CSNA

Town Hall Meetings for the TWC Vocational Rehabilitation Services Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA)

The Rehabilitation Council of Texas and the Texas Workforce Commission’s (TWC) Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) divisions will hold five town hall meetings in July 2017 to inform the Comprehensive Statewide Needs Assessment (CSNA). The CSNA is a triennial assessment that describes the vocational rehabilitation needs of Texans with disabilities and the VR services that assist them to gain employment.

The CSNA has three primary aims:

1. To identify unserved or underserved people with a disability
2. To describe the current delivery of VR services across Texas
3. To suggest how to improve VR services

Each town hall will have two sessions for convenience according to the local time zone.

Session 1—4:00 to 5:30 PM
Session 2—6:00 to 7:30 PM

The schedule and locations of the town halls are listed below.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 McAllen

United Way of South Texas
113 W Pecan Street
McAllen, TX 78501

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 San Antonio

Workforce Solutions Alamo
6723 S. Flores
San Antonio, TX 78220

Thursday, July 13, 2017 Houston

Southwest College Houston Community College, Room C108AB
5601 West Loop S
Houston, TX 77081

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 El Paso

Texas Tech University
Academic Ed Ctr 201A Auditorium
4801 Alberta Ave
El Paso, TX 79905

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Dallas

El Centro College, Room B269
Performance Hall
801 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75202

The questions that will be asked at the town hall meetings are posted on the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Web page. Comments may also be submitted by Thursday, July 20, 2017, to [email protected], or mailed to the TWC Division of Operational Insight, Attn: Geoffrey Miller, 1117 Trinity Street, Room 326T, Austin, Texas 78701.

TWC will have Communication Access Real-time Captioning (CART) services and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters at each meeting. People who have additional communication or other accommodation needs who are planning to attend the town hall meetings should contact the RCT Coordinator at 512-936-3445 or by email at [email protected]. Requests for accommodations should be made five business days prior to the public meeting date.

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