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; March 13, 2018 (CANCELLED due to inclement weather); 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); April 12, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. (Special Meeting- 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.

The State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) will be conducting a public hearing on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT and simultaneously by teleconference. The purpose of the hearing is to offer the public, clients, advocates, agencies and organizations the opportunity to provide comments pertaining to proposed changes to the policies that govern the administration of the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program. The proposed changes to existing policy are in the category of Order of Selection. The proposed changes seek to (1) align BESB-VR policy language and terminology with language utilized in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and accompanying federal regulations; (2) align BESB-VR policy language with VR policy language utilized by the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) within DORS to provide for a uniform approach to Order of Selection policies in Connecticut; and (3) to remove language, statements and forms from BESB-VR policy that relate to procedure rather than policy. The proposed policy changes are available for review by selecting the link immediately below. Large print and Braille versions of all materials will be provided at the public hearing.  For any other accommodations, including sign language interpreters, please email by no later than October 18, 2018.
Comments may be submitted in person or through teleconference at the public hearing, or may be submitted at any time during this public comment period 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 one business day 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, November 9, 2018 will be fully considered.


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