State Rehabilitation Council

The State Rehabiliation Council (SRC) advises the Secretary of the Department of Human Services and the Director of the Division of Rehabilitation Services in matters concerning individuals with disabilities and the provision of rehabilitation services. The SRC provides true customer input into the current and future VR process. 

Functions

SRC's specific federal mandates include:

  • Reviewing, analyzig, and advising DRS regarding its performance
  • Advising and assisting in the development of the State Plan for VR services
  • Reviewing and evaluating customer satisfaction
  • Coordinating activities with other councils
  • Identifing, jointly developing, and reviewing VR goals and priorities
  • Jointly selecting Impartial Hearing Officers with DRS

Membership

SRC members are appointed by the Governor with the majority having a disability. Membership includes representatives from:

  • Disability and Advocacy Organizations
  • Business, Industry, and Labor
  • Community Rehabilitation Service Providers
  • Client Assistance Program
  • Secondary or Higher Education
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Current or Former Customer of VR Services
  • Parent Training Information Centers
  • State Board of Education
  • State Workforce Investment Board
  • Blind Services Planning Council
  • Statewide Independent Living Council
  • Director of DRS

Current members are listed at: State Rehabiliation Council Members

More Information

For more infomation, contact:

State Rehabilitation Council
400 W. Lawrence
P. O. Box 19429
Springfield, IL 62794-9429

217-782-2280 (Voice)
866-263-1754 (TTY)
217-785-5319 (FAX)

dhs.src@illinois.gov

State Rehabilitation Council Brochure (pdf)