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DHS news release

July 5, 2006


Contact: Tom Towslee, 503-947-5207
Program contact: Becky Murphy 503-945-6617

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet next week

Who: People with Disabilities Advisory Committee

What: Public meeting

When: Wednesday, July 12, 2006, noon to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 13, 2006, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A time for public testimony is scheduled for 12:35 p.m. on July 12, 2006, and 11:50 a.m. on July 13, 2006. A time limit of three minutes per person is in place. If special accommodation is needed, please give a five-day advance notice.

Where: Salem Inn, 1775 Freeway Court NE, Salem.

Agenda: Department of Human Services/Seniors and People with Disabilities update, overview of DHS budget process, and Oregon Project Independence expansion.

For a copy of the complete agenda or to be included for public input, contact Becky Murphy at Becky.Murphy@state.or.us. or 503-945-6617 or toll-free: 1-800-282-8096 and TTY: 503-945-5933 or 1-800-358-3117.

The DHS People with Disabilities Advisory Committee's mission is "To critically review and promote programs and policies within DHS by advocating, protecting, and developing services that are essential for enhancing choice, dignity, and independence for people with physical disabilities."