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Rehabilitation Division

Nevada State Rehabilitation Council

The mission of the Nevada State Rehabilitation Council (NSRC) is to help ensure that vocational rehabilitation programs (Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and Bureau of Services to the Blind and Visually Impaired) are consumer oriented, consumer driven, and that the programs' services and resources result in employment outcomes for Nevadans with disabilities.


The Council may assist you or others in the community in the following ways:

  • Help individuals with disabilities obtain services which may help them become employable.
  • Put employers in contact with individuals with disabilities who may fill their staffing needs.
  • Receive and relay client experiences about the state or the community vocational rehabilitation programs.
  • Receive and relay ideas about improving vocational rehabilitation services.

Council meetings are held at least quarterly, teleconferencing between Carson City and Las Vegas, so that members unable to travel may attend. Meeting locations and agendas will be posted approximately ten (10) working days before each meeting at: DETR Public Meetings

Scheduled meetings of the Nevada State Rehabilitation Council are:

February 13, 2019 Full Council
May 22, 2019 Full Council
August 14, 2019 State Plan Sub-Committee
September 25, 2019 Full Council
November 20, 2019 Full Council

Previous Meeting Minutes

Council Composition

The Council has a minimum of 16 members as required by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended. The number in parentheses indicates the minimum representation from various constituencies. The category and current members follow. Individuals interested in being considered for membership may call (775) 687-6860 for information.

Minimum Representation Members
(1) State Independent Living Council Representative - Kacy Curry
(1) Parents Training & Information Center Representative - Vacant
(1) Client Assistance Program Representative - Vacant
(1) Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor Representative - Vacant
(1) Community Rehabilitation Program Representative - Bob Brown
(4) Business, Industry and Labor Representatives - Vacant, Vacant, Vacant, Vacant
(2) Individuals with Disabilities, Advocate Representatives - David Nuestro, Vacant
(1) Current or Former Applicants or Recipients of Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Jean Peyton
(1) Native American, Section 121 VR Program - Vacant
(1) State Educational Agency Representative - Julie Bowers
(1) State Workforce Investment Board Representative - Vacant
(1) Designated State Unit Administrator (ex officio) - Shelley Hendren

For more information about the BEN program, please contact one of our offices at:

Southern Nevada
Phone:(702) 486-5230
TTY:(800) 326-6868

Northern Nevada
Phone:(775) 687-6860
TTY:(775) 684-8400

NV Relay 711 or 800-326-6868

TTY 775-687-5353
An equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services available on request by individuals with disabilities