DDS: Council on Developmental Services

 
 
Council on Developmental Services 
Department of Developmental Services 
 
The Council on Developmental Services was established to advise and consult on issues affecting the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) and its programs and services for Connecticut residents with intellectual disability and their families. In consultation with the Commissioner of Developmental Services, the Council recommends to the Governor and the Connecticut General Assembly legislation that would enhance and improve the quality of the programs and services provided by the department.  The Council, with input from the public, advocates for all persons with developmental and intellectual disabilities in Connecticut.

The Council is comprised of thirteen members appointed as follows; eight members are appointed by the Governor including a doctor of medicine, a person with intellectual disability receiving services from the department, and at least two people who are parents or guardians of persons with intellectual disability. Four members are appointed by the General Assembly, one a parent or guardian appointed by the speaker of the House, one appointed by the minority leader of the House, one appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate and one a parent or guardian appointed by the minority leader of the Senate. These members are appointed to serve for two-year terms.  Finally, one appointment to the council is required to be a member of the board of trustees of the Southbury Training School and is appointed by the board for a term of one year.  The Commissioner of Developmental Services is an ex-officio member of the Council without a vote and attends the monthly meetings.
 
 
MEMBERS
 
Patti Silva - Chair 
Diana Mennone
John Frost - Vice Chair
Sheila Mulvey
Jamie Lazaroff - Secretary
Neil D. Stein, MD, FAAP
Adrienne Benjamin
Patrick Vingo
David Hadden
Lisa Weisinger-Roland
Jim Heffernan
 
 
   
Council on Developmental Services
2014 MEETING SCHEDULE/MINUTES
 
Location (unless otherwise indicated):
460 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, CT 06106
 
Date Time Location  Agenda Minutes
January 9 Cancelled
6:00 p.m.
DDS Central Office
   1/9/14  cancelled
February 13 Canelled
6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office   2/13/14  cancelled
February 24 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office   2/24/14
March 13 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office   3/13/14  3/13/14
April 10
6:00 p.m.
DDS Central Office
  4/10/14  4/10/14
May 8
6:00 p.m.
DDS Central Office
  5/8/14
June 12 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office   6/12/14  6/12/14
July 10 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office
No August Meeting 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office    
September 11 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office  9/11/14
October 9 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office   10/9/14  
November 13 6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office    
December 11
Annual Meeting
6:00 p.m. DDS Central Office    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guidelines for Public Participation at Council on Developmental Services Meetings
 
At each meeting of the Council on Developmental Services, time is set aside for “Public Participation.” Usually, “Public Participation” is the first item on the council’s agenda.  Individuals offering oral or written comments need to provide their name, home address and if they are representing a group or organization.
 
Comments may be presented on issues related to or under the authority of the Department of Developmental Services.  In order to complete the council’s meeting agenda in a timely fashion, the council reserves the right to limit the length of public comment during a meeting.  Each individual wishing to speak before the council is allowed three minutes in which to comment.  The chairperson may request that a spokesperson be delegated from among persons wishing to speak on similar subject matter.  The chairperson may limit public comments to the first thirty minutes of a council meeting.
 
 
 
 


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