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DHS news release

September 5, 2006


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

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday

Who: People with Disabilities Advisory Committee

What: Public meeting

When: Wednesday, September 13, 2006, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A time for public testimony is scheduled for 1 p.m. with a time limit of three minutes per person. If special accommodation is needed, please give a five-day advance notice.

Where: Room 252, Barbara Roberts Human Services Building, 500 Summer Street NE, Salem. (Members are participating via video conference.)

Agenda: Department of Human Services, Seniors and People with Disabilities Division update and Estate Administration Presentation.

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

The mission of DHS People with Disabilities Advisory Committee 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."

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call DHS at 503-945-5935 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.