Martha Garber appointed to Rehabilitation Council of Texas
DENTON (UNT), Texas -- Martha Garber, director of applied research and development and leader of the University of North Texas Workplace Inclusion and Sustainable Employment (UNTWISE) and JOB FIT programs, has been appointed to the Rehabilitation Council of Texas by Governor Rick Perry.
The Rehabilitation Council of Texas advocates for people with disabilities in the vocational rehabilitation process. The Council is federally mandated, and members are appointed by the Texas governor and serve three-year terms. The Council reviews, analyzes and advises the Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Division for Rehabilitation Services (DRS) and Division for Blind Services (DBS) on policy, scope and effectiveness of vocational rehabilitation services and eligibility requirements. The Council also works in partnership with the divisions to develop, agree to and review state goals and priorities.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with DRS, DBS and other Council members to increase opportunities for Texans with disabilities,” Garber said.
UNTWISE and JOB FIT are housed within the Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addiction in UNT’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service. The department’s rehabilitation counseling program is ranked 13th in the U.S. and 1st in Texas by U.S. News & World Report.
“Martha is an extraordinary individual and UNT is lucky to have her,” said Linda Holloway, chair of the Department of Rehabilitation, Social Work and Addiction. “She is passionate in her mission to ensure that people with disabilities have access to good jobs and are fully included in their communities. She is an excellent choice to serve on the Rehabilitation Council of Texas. I can think of no better advocate for people with disabilities than Martha.”