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DHS news release

October 6, 2006


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

People with Disabilities Advisory Committee meets Wednesday, Thursday

Who: The People with Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC).

What: Public meeting.

When: Wednesday, October 11, 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, October 12, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. A time for public testimony is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. on October 11, and noon on October 12. A time limit of three minutes per person is in place.

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

Agenda: Department of Human Services/Seniors and People with Disabilities update, SPD Emergency Preparedness, and Housing Modifications.

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 800-282-8096; TTY 503-945-5933 or 800-358-3117.

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.

The DHS People with Disabilities Advisory Committee has as its mission, "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."