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Board of Interpreter Standards (BIS)

All meetings are held from 1pm-4pm on the following dates:

  • TBD

Commission on Rehabilitation Services

The Commission on Rehabilitation Services is the federally mandated state rehabilitation council, as described in Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act. The Commission is comprised of a group of citizens appointed by the Governor representing the disability community.

The Commission works with the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) program, on matters such as the effectiveness and customer satisfaction with the services provided to Indiana’s citizens with disabilities participating in the VRS program. The Commission is also involved in matters affecting VRS program policies/procedures, goals and priorities, and the State Plan.

All meetings held at Easter Seals Crossroads, 4740 Kingsway Dr. Indianapolis, IN and start at 10 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

  • Sept. 11, 2015
  • Nov. 13, 2015
  • Jan 15, 2016
  • Mar. 11, 2016
  • May 13, 2016
  • July 8, 2016
  • Sept. 9, 2016
  • Nov. 11, 2016

Indiana Commission on Rehabilitation Services
c/o Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS)
402 W. Washington St., MS - 20
P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7083
Phone: 1-800-545-7763
TTY: (317)232-1427
Video Phone IP:
By Fax: (317)232-6478

DDRS Advisory Council

The DDRS Advisory Council was established by IC 12-9-4 to assist the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services in ensuring individuals with disabilities are as independent and self-sufficient as possible.

Indiana Council on Independent Living

State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) public meetings.

SPIL announcement and needs assessment

  • 1st Hearing: October 14, 2015 - Indianapolis 
    9 a.m.-12 p.m.  
    402 W. Washington Street
    Conference Room 22
    Indianapolis, IN 46207
  • 2nd Hearing: October 21, 2015 - South Bend
    1 p.m.-5 p.m.
    St. Joseph County Boardroom of the City/County Bldg.
    227 W Jackson Blvd.
    Ste. 1308
    South Bend, IN 46601
  • 3rd Hearing: October 18, 2015 - Evansville
    10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
    VR Conference Room at
    700 East Walnut Street
    Evansville, IN 47713

Interagency Coordinating Council

Indiana's Interagency Coordinating Council on Infants and Toddlers (ICC), which was first convened in 1987, is appointed by the Governor to advise and assist the Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) (the Lead Agency) in its responsibilities. Indiana Administrative Code then transferred these responsibilities to the Bureau of Child Development Services (BCDS) within DDRS. At least one-fifth of the ICC members are parents of children 12 years old or younger with disabilities or developmental delays. Other members include state agency groups, public and private early intervention service providers, legislators, pre-service professionals, and others. The ICC is committed to holding the vision of First Steps Early Intervention Services in Indiana and to keeping abreast of issues, concerns and trends that may affect First Steps in the future.

If you know a parent of a child (12 years old or younger) with disabilities or developmental delays that would be interested in serving on the ICC, please forward on the following information and encourage them to apply here.

2015 Meeting Dates:

  • January 14
  • May 13
  • August 12
  • November 18

All meetings are held at Easter Seals Crossroads: 4740 Kingsway Drive, Indianapolis, IN and the public is encouraged to attend. Please contact Michael Conn-Power at at least two weeks prior to the meeting date if special accommodations or interpretative services are required.

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