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DHS news release

Jan. 3, 2007

Media contact: Tom Towslee, 503-947-5207
Program contact: Becky Murphy, 503-373-7611

People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee to meet Wednesday and Thursday

Who: People with Physical Disabilities Advisory Committee (PDAC)
What: Public meeting
When: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, 11a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, Jan. 11, 2007, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public testimony is scheduled for 12:45 p.m. on Jan. 10, and 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 11. A time limit of three minutes per person is in place.
Where: Northwest Senior and Disability Services, 3410 Cherry Avenue, 2nd Floor Conference Room, Salem.
Agenda: Department of Human Services/Seniors and People with Disabilities update, Oregon Project Independence Modernization Rule and Training update, and Independent Choices update.

For a copy of the complete agenda or to be included for public input, contact Becky Murphy at Becky.Murphy@state.or.us or 503-373-7611; V/TTY: 503-378-3142 or 1-800-358-3117.

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 are asked to call DHS at 503-373-7605 at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

The DHS People with Physical 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."