BESB: Upcoming events

 
Upcoming Events
 
BESB Advisory Board Meeting Dates for 2017 are: March 16, 2017; June 15, 2017; September 14, 2017; December 14, 2017. All meetings start at 10:00 a.m. at BESB unless otherwise noted.  


BESB State Rehabilitation Council meeting dates for 2017 are: March 22, 2017; June 21, 2017; September 20, 2017; December 20, 2017
All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m. at BESB

BESB Deaf-Blind Advisory Committee Meeting Dates for 2017 are: January 17, 2017; February 15, 2017; March 28, 2017; June 6, 2017;  September 26, 2017; December 5, 2017.  All meetings at BESB at 10:00 a.m.

BESB Consumer Advisory Committee (BCAC) Meeting Dates for 2017 are:
February 27, 2017 (teleconference); June 26, 2017 at NEAT Center; October 30, 2017 at CRIS Radio. All meetings begin at 10:00 a.m.

BESB Statewide Committee of Blind Vendors Meeting Dates for 2017:
March 7,  2017 at 4:30 p.m. (teleconference); June 6, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. (teleconference); September 16, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at BESB Office (annual meeting); December 5, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. (teleconference). Contact Edward Owens at (860) 602-4198 for additional information and teleconference instructions.

 
Announcements  

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
 
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, April 12, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT and simultaneously by teleconference. The purpose of the hearing is to offer the public, consumers, advocates, agencies and organizations the opportunity to provide comments pertaining to proposed changes to the policies that govern the administration of the Children’s Services Program. These proposed changes incorporate modifications to existing policy resulting from previous changes to Connecticut General Statutes, Section 10-295. The Bureau is also proposing to update and make modifications to existing policy language in certain areas. A Preamble, that is available for review at the link immediately below and also at www.ct.gov/besb, in the “Upcoming Events and Announcements” Section and in the “Services for Children” Section provides an overview of the proposed changes to each Section. 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 lisa.tanguay@ct.gov by no later than March 17, 2017.
 
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: brian.sigman@ct.gov;  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 Monday, April 17, 2017 will be fully considered.

 
 
 
 
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The State of Connecticut, Department of Rehabilitation Services, Bureau of Education and Services for the Blind (BESB) will be conducting a public hearing on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 184 Windsor Avenue, Windsor, CT and simultaneously by teleconference. The purpose of the hearing is to offer the public, consumers, advocates, agencies and organizations the opportunity to provide comments pertaining to proposed changes to the policies that govern the administration of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. These proposed changes incorporate new requirements pursuant to the issuance of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 34 CFR Parts 361, 363, and 397 for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). In addition to incorporating these federal changes, the Bureau is also proposing to streamline the length of the current manual and to modify formatting for consistency. Proposed modifications to existing policy language in certain areas are also included in this draft revision. A Preamble, that is available for review at the link immediately below and also at www.ct.gov/besb,  in the “Upcoming Events and Announcements” Section and in the “Employment and Vocational Rehabilitation” Section provides an overview of the proposed changes to each Section. 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 Brenda.lamarre@ct.gov by no later than March 1, 2017.
 
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: brian.sigman@ct.gov;  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, March 31, 2017 will be fully considered.
 
 
 
 

 




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