The Louisiana Rehabilitation Council listens to the concerns of those with disability issues, reviews, analyzes and evaluates the state rehabilitation program, collaborates with other state agencies, organizations and consumer groups.
The LRC consults with and advises LRS on the performance of its responsibilities under Title I of the Rehabilitation Act, particularly in the areas related to eligibility, extent, and scope of services provided. The Council also conducts a review and analysis of the effectiveness of, and consumer satisfaction with, rehabilitation services. An annual report is prepared to reflect the Council’s work and the Council’s perception of the status of the rehabilitation program in Louisiana.
Recommendations for appointment to the LRC are obtained from representatives of a broad range of individuals, including persons with disabilities; service providers, disability advocates; and representatives from business, industry, and labor and are made to the Governor. A majority of the membership of LRC must be individuals with disabilities.
The LRC Executive Committee meets prior to the LRC meeting at 8:00 am.