CTCDD: APIE Meeting 11-18-14

APIE Meeting 11-18-14


Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities Advocacy, Public Information & Education Committee Minutes

Beth el Temple

2626 Albany Avenue

West Haven, CT

November 18, 2014


Attendance:  Zuleika Martinez (Chair-elect); John Curtin (Vice-Chair elect); Tony Orriola (ex-officio)

Guest:  April Burke

Staff:  Cathy Adamczyk

  1. Call to Order:  Committee Vice-Chair Tony Orriola greeted everyone and called the meeting to order at 1:40 PM.  Introductions were made.
  2. Election of Committee Chair and Vice-Chair:  Zuleika Martinez was selected as Chair and John Curtin was selected as Vice-Chair of the APIE Committee.
  3. Approval of Agenda:  A motion was made by Tony Orriola to approve the Agenda.  John Curtin seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.
  4. Approval of January 31, 2014 Minutes:  A motion was made by John Curtin to approve the January 31, 2014 minutes.  Tony Orriola seconded the motion. 


  5. Discussion of Work Plan:
  1. The work plan of January 14, 2014 was reviewed.  The committee members will be prepared to discuss revisions/additions/deletions to the plan at the next meeting.
  2. There was a discussion that the work plan needs to be modified to reflect the work that needs to be done to support the goal of closing the state institutions.


  1. Meeting Schedule for 2015:

    At least 4 meetings will be held during the year.  Meetings will be held on the same day as the regular Council meetings, with teleconferences as needed.  The Chairs will get input from committee members regarding agenda items, and will develop and submit an agenda to Cathy as early as possible.


  2. Motion to Adjourn:  A motion to adjourn was made by John Curtin.  It was seconded by Tony Orriola. It passed unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 2:27 PM.








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