Office of Children and Family Services

New York State Commission for the Blind

State Rehabilitation Council

The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) is an advisory body authorized under Section 105 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The nature and scope of the Council's deliberations and recommendations include NYSCB policies, procedures, and operations as they may affect consumers or consumer applicants of agency services statewide. Additionally, the SRC assists in the development of federally required State plans and annual updates to those plans. Much of the Council's business is conducted in committees focusing on the NYSCB priority issues of employment, children and transition services, and consumer needs assessment.

The Council meets once each calendar quarter. The Council is comprised of members representing blind consumers, deaf-blind consumers, parents, educators, business, industry and labor, consumer advocacy groups, the New York State Workforce Investment Board and the New York State Independent Living Council. Ex Officio members represent Adult Career and Continuing Education Services-Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR),   New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs, and various representatives from NYSCB who provide information and assistance as requested by the Council. Meetings are open to the public and always include a public comment segment on the meeting agenda for individuals to provide input or bring issues of concern to the Council.

For more information, contact:

Tracy Breslin, SRC Coordinator/Liaison
NYS Office of Children and Family Services
New York State Commission for the Blind
52 Washington Street, South Bldg., Room 201
Rensselaer, NY 12144
518-474-9647 (voice)
518-486-5819 (fax)

The State Rehabilitation Council Meetings 2017

  • March 14-15, 2018
  • June 20-21, 2018
  • September 26-27, 2018
  • November 7-8, 2018

The State Rehabilitation Council meetings for 2018 will take place at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy, 235 Hoosick St., Troy, NY 12180.

Annual Reports

Meeting Minutes