Advocacy, Public Information and Education
(APIE) Committee Meeting
Connecticut Council on Developmental
January 10, 2017
Beth El Temple
2626 Albany Avenue
West Hartford, CT
Present: Chris Blake, Chair; April Burke, Vice Chair;
James Hexter; Brenda Stenglein; Michael Scanlon and Rosa Serrano (meeting
Absent: Jacquelyn Jamison, Ellyn Little
Present: Melissa Marshall
1. Approval of Agenda: The
meeting was called to order at 12:38 PM. Chris Blake, Chair, moved to approve
the agenda for the APIE Committee meeting. April Burke, Vice Chair,
seconded the motion. The agenda was approved unanimously.
2. Approval of Minutes: The meeting was called to
order at 12:38 PM. Chris Blake, Chair, moved to approve the agenda for the
APIE Committee meeting. April Burke, Vice-Chair, seconded the
motion. The minutes were approved unanimously.
3. Call with Shelagh McClure and Melissa Marshall: Chris
Blake reported on a call that and April Burke had with Shelagh McClure,
Council Chair and Melissa Marshall, Council Director. During the call it
was agreed that the Committee would simplify its work plan so that it
could stay focused and accomplished all that it set out to do.
4. Message about the
Council: The group decided that in light of the
CPTV Initiative that it would focus on developing and distributing a short
statement about the mission of the Council. An initial draft was developed by
the group stating that “the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities promotes
the full inclusion of all people in society through self-advocacy, systems and
Meeting: April Burke moved and Chris Blake
seconded that the entire group would meet via conference call on February 14th
at 3PM to further revise the statement and to plan the next meeting.
6. Adjourn: Chris Blake, Chair, made a motion to
adjourn. Michael Scanlon seconded the motion. The meeting was
adjourned at 12:55 PM.