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State Rehabilitation Council for the Blind and Visually Impaired


The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) for the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) consists of statewide representation from business and industry, rehabilitation service providers, consumers of rehabilitation programs, parents of consumers, consumer membership organizations, the state education agency, and disability advocacy groups.

Established in 1980, the Council is charged with reviewing and advising DBVI regarding the performance of their responsibilities relating to the effectiveness of services provided, and functions performed that may affect the ability of individuals with disabilities in achieving employment outcomes. In partnership with DBVI, the Council helps develop and review State goals and priorities and evaluate the effectiveness of the vocational rehabilitation program. Other important functions of the Council include assisting in the preparation of the State Plan and needs assessment, evaluating consumer satisfaction with services and employment outcomes, coordinating activities with the activities of other councils within the State, and preparing and submitting an annual report to the Governor and the Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA).

SRC Annual Report

SRC Meeting Schedule

Member / Affiliation / Location

Linda Goodspeed, Business, Industry and Labor, Rutland

Harriet Hall, State Independent Living Council (SILC), Newport

Heather Allen, Rehab. Program Service Provider, Montpelier

Fred Jones, DBVI Director, Waterbury

Gerald Doody, Vermont Council of the Blind, Colchester

Sherrie Brunelle, Client Assistance Program (CAP), Burlington

Steve Pouliot, VABVI Director, Community Rehabilitation Provider, So. Burlington

Thomas Frank, Blind Artisans, Waterbury

 John Spinney, Vermont Agency of Education, Montpelier

Karen Gravlin, State Special Services Library, Berlin

Pam Schirner, Business, Industry and Labor, Randolph Sheppard Vendors Representative, Burlington

Martha Frank, Parent Training and Information Center, Williston

Rose Lucenti, Workforce Investment Board, Montpelier

Peter Jewett, Business, Industry, and Labor

SRC Meeting Minutes

April 25, 2019

June 27, 2019

November 7, 2019

Febuary 27, 2020

April 23, 2020

June 25, 2020

February 24, 2022

April 28, 2022

June 24, 2022

October 27, 2022

December 15, 2022