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Maryland Manual, 1989-90
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Richard A. Batterton, Assistant Deputy State
Superintendent 333-2294

The Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and
Correctional Education serves handicapped per-
sons. It develops a State plan of rehabilitation ser-
vices and establishes, staffs, and supervises
workshops and rehabilitation facilities (Code Edu-
cation Article, sec. 21-303).

Under the Bureau are the Attendant Care Pro-
gram Advisory Committee, the Division of Voca-
tional Rehabilitation, and the Correctional
Education Program.


Chairperson: Myrtie B. Adkins

Appointed by State Superintendent of Schools:
Mitzi Drummond, 1988; Judy Sanford, 1988;
Kathy Snyder, 1988; Price Armstrong Baum;
Rhoda Eskwith; Kay Harris Kriegsman, Ph.D.;
Peggy Sheeler; Steven Towle.

Agency representatives: Karen G. Colvin; David
Coughlin; Vicki Lessans; Ellen Leiserson; Celeste
B. Morgan; Catherine A. Raggio; Andrew J.

200 W Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 333-2270

In 1982, the Attendant Care Program Advisory
Committee was established within the Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 515, Acts of
1982). The Committee advises the Division on the
Attendant Care Program, which provides financial
assistance to eligible physically disabled persons.
The Committee advises the Bureau of Vocational
Rehabilitation and Correctional Education about
the Program.

The Committee consists of fifteen members ap-
pointed by the State Superintendent of Schools. Of
these, at least two are disabled, and three represent
advocacy organizations for the disabled. Seven
members each represent one of the following agen-
cies: Medicaid Personal Care Program, Policy Ad-
ministration, Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene; Nonretarded Developmentally Disabled
Program Division of the Developmental Disabilities
Administration, Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene; Department of Personnel; Governor's
Committee on Employment of the Handicapped;
Maryland Planning Council on Developmental
Disabilities; In-Home Aide Service Program, Social
Services Administration, Department of Human
Resources; and Division of Vocational Rehabilita-

tion, State Department of Education (Code Edu-
cation Article, secs. 21-501 through 21-506).


James S. Jeffers, Assistant State Superintendent

200 W Baltimore St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 333-2294
TTY for Deaf: 333-6304

The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation pro-
vides rehabilitation services to individuals with
physical or mental disabilities to enable them to live
and work independently (Rehabilitation Act of
1973). Available through six regional offices, ser-
vices include medical and vocational evaluation,
counseling and guidance, vocational training, inde-
pendent living skills training, reader services, inter-
preter services, physical and mental restoration,
rehabilitation engineering, job placement assis-
tance, supported employment services, and
postemployment services.

The Maryland Rehabilitation Center in Balti-
more City is operated by the Division for individuals
(particularly those with severe disabilities) who re-
quire multiple rehabilitation services. The Center
provides a wide range of therapeutic, medical,
counseling, and vocational services.

The Division's central office staff administers
other rehabilitation programs, including the Client
Assistance Program, the Attendant Care Program^
and xheBUnd Vending Program. In addition, the staff
provides guidance, technical assistance, and leader-
ship in the development of other programs, includ-
ing the Blind Industries and Services of Maryland,
and coordinates activities with 55 private rehabili-
tation facilities accredited by the Division.

The Disability Determination Services program
is administered by the Division under contract with
the Social Security Administration. The Division
also is responsible for making disability determina-
tions for Social Security Disability Insurance (Title
II) and Supplemental Security Income (Title XVI).


Chairperson: Vacancy

Appointed by Governor (who also designates
chair): not yet appointed

Appointed by Senate President: Vacancy
Appointed by House Speaker: Vacancy

Representatives of Regional Advisory Committees
to Division of Vocational Rehabilitation: two

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