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PA State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation Meeting

June 8, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Pennsylvania State Board of Vocational Rehabilitation (SBVR) was authorized by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Act of 1988. The SBVR is the policy-approving body for OVR services to individuals with disabilities. Its responsibilities include:

    • establishing the philosophy, mission, and goals for OVR;
    • establishing and reviewing policies regarding the development of vocational rehabilitation (VR) services;
    • preparing and publishing the State Plan;
    • reviewing programs and activities which affect VR services;
    • assessing the extent to which policies, programs, and activities provide incentives or disincentives to the establishment of community-based services for individuals with disabilities; the integration of individuals with disabilities into the community, school, and the workplace; and contribute to individuals with disabilities’ independence and dignity; and
    • providing the Governor and General Assembly advice, recommendations, legislative proposals, and additional information the Board deems appropriate.