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Notice of Public Hearing: Proposed Policies

Last Date:


Location: 
250 E Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024
Building: 
Department on Disability Services
Room: 
Joy Evans Conference Room, First Floor
Details: 

Pursuant to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and its implementing federal regulations, the DC Department on Disability Services (DDS), Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, to obtain input on the following proposed RSA policies: 

  • Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Eligibility
  • Transportation

During this public hearing, DDS will also seek input on the following proposed policy, which applies across all DDS administrations:

  • Case Transfer

The public will have 30 calendar days to submit comments on the proposed policies.  The policies are available for review in accessible format on the Agency’s website at www.dds.dc.gov.

The purpose of the hearing is to ensure that recommendations are received from consumers, service providers, advocacy organizations, and other interested individuals on how the agency can better achieve the following:

  • Address changes resulting from the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act;
  • Provide information related to transportation as a vocational rehabilitation service; and
  • Provide information related to the transfer of cases.

Persons who wish to testify should contact Ms. Martina Kraemer, not later than 4:45 pm on June 27, 2018, and provide the following: name; address; telephone number; organizational affiliation(s); accommodation need(s), if any; and two (2) copies of the proposed testimony. Ms. Kraemer can be reached via email at [email protected] or via telephone at (202) 730-1572 or 711 Relay. Testimony shall be no more than ten (10) minutes, depending on the number of persons who wish to testify.  

Persons who wish to submit written comments may do so by US Postal Service or by email to:

Martina Kraemer
DC Department on Disability Services
Rehabilitation Services Administration
250 E Street, SW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
[email protected] 

Comments sent via email must be received by 4:45 pm on July 16, 2018, and mailed documents must be postmarked by the same date. All questions should be directed to Martina Kraemer at (202) 730-1572 or 711 Relay, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm or sent to [email protected]

Persons who require accommodations to participate in the public hearing should contact Martina Kraemer not later than June 27, 2018.  Requests can be submitted either via email or mail to: 
Martina Kraemer
DC Department on Disability Services
Rehabilitation Services Administration
250 E Street, SW, 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
[email protected]