BESB: Upcoming events

Upcoming Events
BESB Advisory Board Meeting Dates for 2018 are: February 21, 2018 (Special Meeting); March 22, 2018;  June 21, 2018; September 13, 2018; December 13, 2018. All meetings start at 10:00 a.m. at BESB unless otherwise noted.

BESB State Rehabilitation Council meeting dates for 2018 are: February 21, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. (Special Meeting); March 14, 2018; June 13, 2018; September 26, 2018; December 19, 2018
All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. at BESB unless otherwise noted.

BESB Deaf-Blind Advisory Committee Meeting Dates for 2018 are: NOTE: January 30, 2018 rescheduled due to inclement weather- New Date is February 6, 2018; April 24, 2018; July 24, 2018;  October 30, 2018.  All meetings at BESB at 10:00 a.m.

BESB Statewide Committee of Blind Vendors Meeting Dates for 2018:
March 6,  2018 at 4:00 p.m. (teleconference); June 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (teleconference); September 15, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at BESB Office (annual meeting);  December 4, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (teleconference). Contact Edward Owens at (860) 602-4198 for additional information and teleconference instructions.



Notice of Public Hearing


The State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind will be conducting a public hearing on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The purpose of this public hearing is to update the Bureauís Vocational Rehabilitation section of the Unified State Plan of the Workforce Investment System of Connecticut.


The hearing will be conducted at 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT. The purpose of the hearing is to offer the public, consumers, advocates, agencies and organizations an opportunity to review and provide comments pertaining to the proposed updates. The draft updates are available for review at, in the Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation section. Print, Braille, and electronic copies of these documents will be available at the public hearing, or may be requested in advance of the hearing by contacting the Bureau at (860) 602-4008. Comments may be submitted in person or through teleconference at the public hearing, or may be submitted via email to:; mailed to Brian Sigman, Bureau of  Education and Services for the Blind, 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT, 06095, or recorded onto voice mail at (860) 602-4008. To participate in the public hearing through teleconference, please call (860) 602-4008 at least two business days prior to the public hearing to obtain the call-in phone number and access code. All comments received prior to the close of business on Friday, February 16, 2018 will be fully considered in the final version of the State Plan update.

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