CTCDD: APIE Meeting 1-13-15

APIE Meeting 1-13-15



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

Beth el Temple

2626 Albany Avenue

West Hartford, CT

January 13, 2015


Attendance:  Zuleika Martinez (Chair); Melissa Morton; Tony Orriola (ex-officio); Jackie Jamison; April Burke; Robin Wood; Brenda Stenglein

Absent: John Curtin (Vice-Chair)

Staff:  Cathy Adamczyk

  1. Call to Order:  Committee Chair Zuleika Martinez greeted everyone and called the meeting to order at 10:50 PM.  Introductions were made.
  2. Approval of Agenda:  A motion was made by April Burke to approve the Agenda.  Brenda Stenglein seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously.
  3. Approval of November 18, 2014 Minutes:  A motion was made by Tony Orriola to approve the November 18, 2014 minutes.  Zuleika Martinez seconded the motion.  Jackie, Robin, Michelle, April, Melissa and Brenda abstained; the motion carried.


  4. Discussion of Work Plan:
  1. The work plan of January 14, 2014 was revisited. It was decided to concentrate on creating an elevator speech, which would then be used to create an updated Council brochure.
  2. Molly will be asked to provide the committee with other DD Councilís brochures for ideas and a template so we donít have to reinvent the wheel.
  3. The brochure should be translated into Spanish.
  4. To support the initiative of closing down the institutions, this committee will distribute fact sheets provided to them to as many groups/individuals as possible. 


  1. Meeting Schedule for 2015 Up Until March:
        1. February 26, teleconference at 11:00 AM
        2. March 10th, at Council meeting (during lunch if not on the Council meeting agenda)
        3. April Retreat:  Sometime during April 21 or April 22
        4. May 12 Council Meeting (during lunch if not on the Council meeting agenda


  2. Motion to Adjourn:  A motion to adjourn was made by Brenda.  It was seconded by Tony Orriola. It passed unanimously. 








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