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The Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council or WRC (formerly State Rehabilitation Planning and Advisory Council) was officially established by executive order of the Governor in 1993.
Its purpose is to advise and assist the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) with the preparation of applications, the State Plan, the Strategic Plan, and amendments to the Plans, reports, needs assessments, and evaluations required by Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended).
WRC members are appointed to staggered three-year terms by the Governor of the State. The Administrator of DVR serves as an ex-officio member of the Council. Members of WRC consist of:
The Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council (working on behalf of Wisconsin residents with disabilities) will review, analyze, and advise DVR regarding the performance of its responsibilities in providing quality services to people with disabilities.
The Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council will be a catalyst for the emergence of DVR as a leader in the development and implementation of effective service programs and advocacy for people with disabilities throughout our state. It is our vision that people with disabilities will enjoy full equality of opportunity, complete integration in the life of our communities, and appropriate employment which fulfills each individual's needs and aspirations.
The Wisconsin Rehabilitation Council will endeavor to: