• Department: MO Rehabilitation Council for the Blind
  • Chairperson: Clay Berry
  • Telephone Number: 816-237-2048
  • Mailing Address: 7501 Prospect Ave, Kansas City MO 64132
  • E-mail Address: CBerry@alphapointe.org
  • Authority: Executive Order 93-01
  • Length of Term: 3 years; 1 reappointment allowed

Council Members:

  • Number of Members: no more than 21 members
  • Number of Members Appointed by Governor: 15 members
  • Special Membership Requirements: members must represent a Community Rehabilitation Program, business/industry/labor, disability advocacy groups, current or former consumers of the agency, parents of disabled children, a Client Assistance Program, vocational rehabilitation counselors, Missouri Parents Act, Division of Special Education, Workforce Investment Board and the Statewide Independent Living Council; at least 50% of the members must be persons with disabilities.
  • Senate Advice and Consent Required: no
  • Political Affiliation Required: no
  • Geographic Affiliation Required: no
  • Compensation: Members receive reimbursement for realized and necessary expenses.
  • Board Function: The State Rehabilitation Advisory Council for the Blind gives advice and recommendations to Rehabilitation Services for the Blind, a section of the Family Support Division on all matters pertaining to services available to blind and visually impaired Missourians.

Council Meetings:

  • Number of Meetings Per Year: 4 meetings; committee meetings as needed
  • Location of Meetings: varying locations
  • Duration of Meetings: 2 days
  • Preparation Time Required for Each Meeting: 4 to 8 hours
  • Total Average Hourly Time Commitment Per Month: 6 to 8 hours

Subcommittees:

Program/Policy Committee, Planning Committee, Evaluation Committee, Children’s Education Ad Hoc Committee, Governmental Affairs Committee