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  • Special Needs Advisory Committee

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    Jared Hill

    Associate Community Relations Specialist

    (714) 560-5680
  • The Special Needs Advisory Committee (SNAC) advises OCTA about issues that relate to OCTA fixed-route transit and paratransit services for customers with special transportation needs. The Special Needs Committee was originally formed in 1992 in response to the Americans with Disabilities Act and formalized the predecessor “504 Committee.”

    Major Responsibilities Include:

    • Advising OCTA about issues that relate to OCTA transit and paratransit services.
    • Recommending the appropriate mechanism for obtaining disabled and senior service users’ input on issues, i.e., focus groups, surveys, public meetings, et cetera.
    • Communicating with care providers and agency clients regarding service-related information.
    • Assisting with special needs service evaluations.

    Selected by the OCTA Board of Directors, the SNAC is composed of 34 members representing a broad base of individuals with disabilities and senior citizens in the county. Selection criteria for the SNAC includes demonstrated interest and involvement with people with special needs and senior citizens; membership in a large, active OCTA constituency group (i.e. Braille Institute, senior centers); and a willingness to dedicate no fewer than 25 hours a year to OCTA meetings and activities. Recruitment for open positions takes place annually in the fall.


    Upcoming Committee Meetings

    The Special Needs Advisory Committee meets quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. at OCTA offices at 600 S. Main Street, Orange, CA 92863. Please call Jared Hill at (714) 560-5680 to confirm meetings.

    • January 26, 2021
    • April 27, 2021
    • July 27, 2021
    • October 26, 2021
    • January 26, 2022
    • April 26, 2022
    • July 26, 2022
    • October 25, 2022

    2021 Recruitment Period

    Each year, as terms of various members expire, a recruitment process is conducted to fill vacant positions on the SNAC. The recruitment process for 2021 will take place in early spring with final selection in June.

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