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Rehabilitation Council of Texas 2014 Annual Report


National Coalition of State Rehabilitation Councils


On behalf of people with disabilities, our national membership coalition will advocate for and work in partnership with the national public vocational rehabilitation (VR) system’s continual quest for excellence.


The National Coalition of State Rehabilitation Councils (NCSRC) will be the premiere national organization of the consumer voice to enhance the employment opportunities of persons with disabilities through the public VR system.


Integrity • We are honest and straightforward in all that we do. We treat everyone with dignity and respect. We act responsibly with resources entrusted to us. We are accountable and act in accordance with these values.

Commitment • We support the full implementation and enforcement of disability non- discrimination laws, particularly the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Excellence • We trust that customers of public VR services will be empowered  to make choices that lead to ultimate independence.

Advocacy • We will work to educate and inform the public and government policymakers regarding issues affecting people with disabilities

Diversity • We will uphold a broad definition of diversity that honors and appreciates disability alongside race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and religion
as an integral part of the human experience.
Leadership • We will foster leadership among people with disabilities that upholds excellence, quality, and inclusive opportunities.

Partnership • We will promote a positive collaboration with state and non- governmental agencies to enhance meaningful and sustainable employment for people with disabilities.

Teamwork • We are committed to a partnership based on a spirit of trust and cooperation with VR administrators and staff so that collaborative efforts will benefit from the NCSRC customer voice.

Culture • We support a public VR service system that is structured in a manner that reflects the social, political, historic, and economic experience of disability.

Communication • We value effective communication through appropriate formats.