The Michigan Commission for the Blind (MCB) will hold public meetings at three locations during June 2011 to receive comments on its draft state plan. The final state plan, which specifies provisions for the delivery of MCB services to its blind clients, will be submitted to the commissioner of the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration in July.
The three public meetings will be held as follows:
Grand Rapids, June 16, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Michigan Room, first floor State Office Building
350 Ottawa Ave., N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Information: (616) 356-0180
Escanaba, June 20, 2:00-6:00 p.m. MCB Escanaba Regional Office, Conference Room
State Office Building, 1st Floor
Escanaba, MI 49829
Information: (906) 786-8602
Detroit, June 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. Cadillac Place, Room L450, first floor
3038 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202-6038 Information: (313) 456-1646
In addition, the draft State Plan is posted on the Michigan Commission for the Blind website at www.michigan.gov/mcb. The deadline for submitting comments on the draft state plan is 3:00 p.m., June 27, 2011. Anyone who would like to submit comments on the draft State Plan may send an e-mail message with “state plan comments” in the subject line to Diamalyn Gaston at email@example.com or send comments on paper to:
State Plan Comments
c/o Diamalyn Gaston
Michigan Commission for the Blind
P.O. Box 30652
Lansing, MI 48909
All of the meeting sites are accessible. Individuals attending the meetings are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products in order to enhance accessibility for everyone. People with disabilities requiring additional accommodations (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call the meeting contact phone number five days in advance of the meeting. For more than 30 years, the Michigan Commission for the Blind has provided training and other services for individuals who are blind or visually impaired to achieve employment and/or independence in the careers of their choice, serving approximately 2,750 state residents in FY 2010. For more information about MCB, visit www.michigan.gov/mcb or call toll-free: voice 1-800-292-4200; TTY 1-888-864-1212. The Michigan Commission for the Blind is a part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). For more information about LARA, please visit www.michigan.gov/lara. Follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/michiganLARA, “Like” us on Facebook or find us on YouTube www.youtube.com/michiganLARA.