Date:July 10, 2013
Contact:Media Relations @ (225) 342-3035

Disability Council to hold quarterly meeting in Shreveport

Employers, disability advocates and the public are invited to attend the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council meetings July 25 and 26. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at New Horizons Independent Living Center, 8508 Line Ave., Shreveport.

The Thursday session will be from 1 to 6:30 p.m., with a public forum from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The session Friday will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The 25-member LRC, appointed by the Governor, represents a cross section of stakeholders who meet quarterly to provide advice and guidance to Louisiana Rehabilitation Services leadership. LRS, a department within the Louisiana Workforce Commissionís Office of Workforce Development, works to help people with disabilities obtain and maintain employment through its flagship Vocational Rehabilitation program.

The VR program offers individuals with disabilities services designed to provide them with the skills, resources and expectations needed to find employment and develop lifelong careers. In 2012, LRS served more than 28,000 Louisiana residents with disabilities through the VR program.

For additional information or if you have a disability and require special accommodations, such as an interpreter, please contact Paige Kelly at either 225-219-2947 or toll-free 1-800-737-2958, or by email, To learn more about Louisiana Rehabilitation Services or the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council, visit

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