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Councils and Committees

Amy Chanin Video
Amy's Story: Amy Chanin, a Tenneseee Department of Human Services Vocational Rehabilitation & Families First client who overcame incredible obstacles to graduate from Vanderbilt University.
December 8, 2009

: Marvin's Story: Marvin Boyd is a Tennessee Vocational Rehabilitation Success Story.
December 23, 2009

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) participates in numerous councils, advisory boards and committees to build better partnerships in the community and improve the services it provides. To learn more about the DRS-related, councils, click on the below links:

State Rehabilitation Council

For more information and to register, click here.


State Rehabilitation Council 2013 Annual Report - Word® version, PDF® version


Each state is required to have a State Rehabilitation Council, which provides oversight and advice on the operations of Rehabilitation Services agencies after consulting with the State Workforce Investment Board. Council members are appointed by the Governor and represent a broad range of individuals with disabilities and organizations interested in individuals with disabilities. Many of the council members are also citizens with disabilities. The State Rehabilitation Council, which convenes quarterly, provides input into development of the Rehabilitation Agency's State Plan. With annual updates, the State Plan focuses on the use of innovative means for achieving long-term success in expanding and improving Vocational Rehabilitation Services. The State Rehabilitation Council also coordinates with other councils within the state, assists with public forums, and prepares an annual report to the Governor.


Community Tennessee Rehabilitation Centers Advisory Board

Statewide Independent Living Council

Staff Advisory Council

Tennessee Council for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing