Maine State Rehabilitation CouncilThe Maine State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) meets monthly, typically on the third Monday of the month. Our meeting schedule is available below. When the third Monday conflicts with a holiday, the SRC meeting may be moved to a different date.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the Frances Perkins Room of the Central Maine Commerce Center, located at 45 Commerce Drive in Augusta. The meetings are held from 1:00 PM until 3:30 PM. SRC subcommittees may meet after.”

Directions to the Commerce Center.

Meeting Schedule – 2017-2018

Meetings are held on the third Monday of every month, except where marked with an asterisk:

  • November 20, 2017
  • December 18, 2017
  • * January 22, 2018
  • * February 26, 2018
  • March 19, 2018
  • * April 23, 2018
  • May 21, 2018
  • June 18, 2018
  • July 16, 2018
  • August 20, 2018
  • September 17, 2018
  • October 15, 2018

For more information about any of these meeting dates, or how to get involved, please send inquiries to

Meeting Agendas

Meeting agendas are emailed to all members prior to the meeting. Members can request for an item to be added to the agenda by emailing the SRC Chair at

Call-in Option

If you are not able to attend the meeting in person, you may call in. The call-in number and access code will be listed at the top of the meeting agenda.

Public Hearings & Forums

Each year the SRC, in conjunction with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), holds public hearings in order to elicit input for the state plan concerning the development and delivery of Maine’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services. The participation and input from others, especially individuals with disabilities in Maine, is essential for the development of quality programs and the effective delivery of services.

The SRC also collects feedback from current and former VR clients, as well as other interested parties, through public forums. Individuals may also choose to contribute feedback on their experience using VR services through the SRC’s online Consumer Satisfaction Survey.

Public hearing and forum dates will be added to this page as they are scheduled.

For those unable to travel to a hearing or forum, a conference phone number and code can be provided as an alternative way to attend and participate. For more information about dialing in, send email to

Empowerment Forum

The Empowerment Forum is hosted by the Five+ Councils Collaborative who represent the Statewide Independent Living Council, State Rehabilitation Councils for VR & Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired VR, Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing & Late Deafened, the State Workforce Board’s Commission on Disability & Employment, and the Consumer Council System of Maine.

Each year, the Empowerment Forum provides an opportunity for people with disabilities to learn about self-advocacy opportunities and skills through speakers, workshops on specific issues, and panel discussions.

This year’s forum is scheduled for Thursday August 17, 2017 at the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 14 Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, Maine, 04210.

For more information, please visit the Empowerment Forum page on the CARES, Inc. website.

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