CTCDD: PI&E Meeting 5-1-12

PI&E Meeting 5-1-12


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CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

Advocacy, Public Information and Education Committee

May 1, 2012

Conference Call Meeting

Members in Attendance:  Dwayne Paul, Chair; Jennifer Lortie, Vice-Chair; Zuleika Martinez; Monica Smyth;  Jacqueline Jamison; John Curtin; Brenda Stenglein; Alicia Kucharczyk, pending (non voting); Frank Reed, ex-officio

Absent Members:  David King; Kathy Wolkner

Staff Present:  Cathy Adamczyk

A quorum was established, and Mr. Paul called the meeting to order at 5:03 PM. He welcomed everyone and thanked them for their dedication to the APIE committee.  Mr. Reed commented on how hard the APIE committee is working.

1.     Motion to approve the agenda:  A motion was made to approve the agenda by Mr. Curtin.  Ms. Lortie seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously. 

2.     Motion to approve the minutes from 4/17/2012:   A motion was made by Ms. Smyth to accept the April 17, 2012 minutes.  The motion was seconded by Ms. Lortie.  The motion carried unanimously, with Ms. Jamison, Mr. Curtin and Ms. Stenglein abstaining.  (Mr. Reed left at 6:18)

3.     Discussion of prior recommendations:  The APIE Committee decided to review the items under “next steps” from the April 17, 2012 minutes, look at initiatives that could be completed within a year and decide which ones to include in a Request for Proposal (RFP).  (Ms. Stenglein left at 6:03) After considerable discussion, Ms. Smyth made a motion to include the following initiatives in an RFP(s):

a.     Upload information to our website.

b.     Make sure that all information uploaded to our website, and any printed materials created, are presented in plain, easy to understand language.

c.      Create a full length video (intending to create You-Tube videos by taking clips from this video in year 2).  Include information and resources to towns/cities to be able to create a list of people with disabilities who may need additional supports.  Also include a focus on promotion of personal responsibility.

d.     Create business cards with information directing people to the website to access emergency preparedness materials; have an electronic brochure available to download.

The motion was seconded by Ms. Martinez.  The motion carried unanimously.

4.     Next steps: 

·        Mr. Paul will get estimates from the Health Care Task Force on the cost of creating a video.

·        Cost estimates for RFP(s) to be shown to Executive Director for input

·        Put forth a request to the full Council for approval to move forward with the RFP(s)

5.     Adjourn:  Mr. Curtin made a motion to adjourn.  The motion was seconded by Ms. Martinez.  The motion carried unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:09 PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Cathy Adamczyk






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