CTCDD: 12-15-15 Meeting Minutes

12-15-15 Meeting Minutes


Executive Committee Meeting

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

Tuesday December 15, 2015

10:00 to 11:00


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Present:   Shelagh McClure, Jackie Jamison, Alicia Kucharczyk, Chris 

Sullivan, Michelle Johnson

Absent:    Chris Blake, April Burke, Antonio Orriola

Staff:       Molly Cole


1. Call to Order:  Shelagh McClure called the meeting to order at 10:03.  It was determined that five of the 8 members of the Executive Committee were present, and that the committee had a quorum to proceed.


2. Discussion of the 2020 document:  Shelagh re-stated the purpose of the meeting, which was to review the document that was prepared by the 2020 committee (the DD Council, the Office of Protection and Advocacy, Arc Connecticut and the University of CT Center on Disabilities).  This document, when finalized, will be submitted to DDS in response to their request for input regarding the closure of Southbury Training School.  Chris Sullivan commented that she felt this version was more understandable than previous versions she had seen.  Alicia asked for clarification on her role as a representative of the Department of Rehabilitative Services.  Molly responded that her role was to represent her Department’s interests, not her own perspective, and Shelagh stated that state agencies have, at times, abstained from a vote.  Chris then asked Shelagh to  review the substantive changes that were made to the document, which she did. 

3. Vote on the 2020 document:  Chris Sullivan moved to approve the document entitled “The Elements of a Comprehensive Plan for the Closure of Southbury Training School” as the document to be submitted to DDS. 

IN FAVOR:  Chris Sullivan, Shelagh McClure, Jackie Jamison, Michelle Johnson.


ABSTAINED: Alicia Kucharczyk.


The motion carried.


Shelagh state that next steps will be to submit the document to DDS the week of December 28th.  The deadline for submission is December 31st.


The meeting adjourned at 10:28. 

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