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Boards and Commissions

Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions:

The DAIL Advisory Board advises the Commissioner of DAIL with respect to programs and issues affecting older persons and persons with disabilities.  Established by State Statute, members of the Advisory Board are appointed by the Governor and represent the interests of older persons or persons with disabilities.  Members also include representatives of the five geographic regions of the state.   For more information and links to documentation associated with each month's meeting, visit the DAIL Advisory Board's page

The legislatively mandated Commission was charged to make recommendations to the Administration on methods to promote healthy aging in Vermont.  They developed three subcommittees to study different areas and those findings are provided here.

Mature Workforce Subcommittee - Reccommendation to Optimize the Potential of Vermont's Older Workers  (12/04/13).

Health Reform Subcommittee - Interim Report (Dec. 2, 2014)

The Livable Communities Subcommittee - Final Report (September 2016)

The Council in collaboration with DAIL's Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI), the Vermont Center for Independent Living (VCIL) and the Vermont Coalition of Disability Rights (VCDR) are working to bring about changes to enhance work incentives for working persons with disabilities.

This Committee advises DAIL of the status and needs of people with developmental disabilities and their families.  It also  advises the Commissioner of the development of the system of care plan, recommends legislation, rules, policies and standards to implement such system of care plan.

The State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) for the Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI) consists of statewide representation from business and industry, rehabilitation service providers, consumers of rehabilitation programs, parents of consumers, consumer membership organizations, the state education agency, and disability advocacy groups.

The Commission's mission is to identify key public policy issues related to ADRD, to educate the public and private sectors regarding these matters and to make policy recommendations in support of developing programs and services essential to providing accessible and appropriate servcies to people with dementia illness and to their families and other care partners.   For program and servcies information , publications, forms and more on the Dementia Respite Program.

The Governor's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities (GCEPD) is Vermont's legally designated leadership and coordination group on issues related to employment of people with disabilities, and has a direct advisory relationshp with the Govenor. Here you will find inforamation and resources of interest to job seekers and to emloyers seeking to hire or accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This Council promotes diversity and equality among, and access to services for, members of the Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and DeafBlind community.  It will access educational opportunities, promote family supports, and identify gaps in services for children who are Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing, and DeafBlind, access services, resources and opportunities available to adults and elders who are of the same disabilities.

The Developmental Disabilities Services Workgroup was established by the 2013 General Assembly to evaluate case planning, cost effective practices, funding recommendations, identify and report on cost effectiveness and innovative models for providing services to those with developmental disabilities.   Additional information about the workgroup can be found in this their Legislative Report of September 11, 2013. 


Other Boards and Commissions:

  • DAIL, Department of Health and Vermont Care Partners  - Systems Thinking/Listening Session with Designated Agencies and Specialized Services Agencies

November 18th, 2015 Systems Thinking/Listening Session Notes