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Advisory Committee for the Blind of Pennsylvania


The Advisory Committee for the Blind of PA (ACBP) advises the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation’s executive director in all program areas, including, but not limited to: vocational rehabilitation; rehabilitation teaching; the Business Enterprise Program; and orientation and mobility, independent living and specialized services. Established by Section 2225 of Senate Bill No. 970, signed into law by Governor Tom Ridge on June 22, 1999, the ACBP also makes informed recommendations concerning program and service development, expansion and enhancement.

Advisory Committee for the Blind of PA Members

Kim Lengel, Chair
William McCann, Vice Chair
Lori Lesante, Secretary
Patrick Hunter McGowan
Brenda Loughrey
Rod Alcidonis, Bureau of Blindness & Visual Services Director

Meeting Agendas