Committee News

Is Rehab Working? And How Do We Know?

You are invited to take a multifaceted look at the rehabilitation system in this joint session with our task force, Randolph-Sheppard Vendors of America, ACB Students, and the Alliance on Aging and Vision Loss Monday, July 8 from 2:45-5:30 p.m. at the ACB conference and convention in Columbus, Ohio.  We will hear from the newly appointed Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, Janet LaBreck; Jamie O'Malley from Mississippi State University speaking on several relevant research projects they are conducting; Sara Conrad,  ACB Students president and ACB board member; Paul Edwards, chair of the board of publications speaking on elder blind programs; and a speaker on Randolph-Sheppard issues.  In all cases, the remarks will look at system performance, whether we're asking the right questions when assessing performance, and whether there are new questions that would open new avenues to improve outcomes for blind and visually impaired consumers.  You will be invited to contribute to the query.
 
We hope you are as excited about this thought-provoking session as we are, and hope you will attend!  (Pre-registration is only $5, $7 in Columbus.)  If you are interested in rehabilitation in this country, this is one session you should not miss!  We look forward to seeing you there.
 
- Doug Powell