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March 28, 2012

Public Meeting To Focus On Needs Of People With Disabilities

A public hearing focusing on the needs of people with disabilities will be held Tuesday April 3, 2012 from 3 to 4:00 p.m. via videoconference in eight Montana cities, the Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) announced today.

The meeting is sponsored by the Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Program and the Statewide Independent Living Council.

“The purpose of the forum allows people with disabilities to share their comments and suggestions regarding the state plans of the vocational rehabilitation and independent living services provided by the state,” said DPHHS Vocational Rehabilitation program manager Mike Hermanson. “The comments help both programs evaluate their services in an effort to best meet the needs of their consumers.”

The hearing will be held simultaneously at the eight videoconference sites through the Fisher Video Conferencing network.

The videoconference locations are:

Billings: 2711 1st Avenue North
Bozeman: 503 East Mendenhall
Butte: 125 West Granite Street #200a
Great Falls: 9 3rd Street North #302
Helena: 21 North Last Chance Gulch, 1st floor atrium
Kalispell: 14 3rd Street East #250
Miles City: Custer County Court House, 1010 Main Street
Missoula: 135 West Main Street

Anyone unable to attend the hearing may call in using the following number and passcode:

Call-in number: 1-888-757-2790   
Call-in Passcode:  571140

The call-in number will only be active during the time of the hearing.
In addition, written comments can be sent to Mike Hermanson, Program Manager, Montana Vocational Rehabilitation Program, PO Box 4210, Helena, MT 59604, or to mhermanson@mt.gov.

The deadline for written comments is April 15, 2012, and they will be given the same weight as comments made in person.

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