State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)


It is the mission of the California State Rehabilitation Council, in partnership with the California Department of Rehabilitation, to assure that all Californians with disabilities are represented, informed and empowered; receive necessary, sufficient and timely individualized services; and that these services are excellent and lead to meaningful employment. (03/03)


The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998, requires the existence of a State Rehabilitation Council (SRC). The SRC consists of a diverse membership, who are interested in and representative of Californians with disabilities. The SRC works in partnership with the California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) to review, evaluate and advise the DOR regarding its specific and overall performance and effectiveness. The SRC also works in partnership with the DOR to develop, agree to, and review state goals and priorities.

Council members are appointed by the Governor and serve three-year, staggered terms. With the exception of the Client Assistance Program and American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Program representatives, members cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Interested in becoming a member of the California State Rehabilitation Council (SRC)?

Apply for a position on the SRC in a few, simple steps. The 16-member Council influences policy and creates opportunities for people with disabilities.

The first step in applying is to view this PowerPoint presentation for information about the SRC and the appointment process: SRC Application Process.

The second step is to complete an online application on the Governor’s website at:

The final step is to contact Maria Aliferis-Gjerde, Executive Officer of the SRC at (916) 558-5868 or at with any questions.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the SRC.

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  • State Rehabilitation Council Office

    (916) 558-5868 (Voice)
    (916) 558-5807 (TTY)
    (916) 558-5879 (FAX)
    721 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 95814