CTCDD: APIE/LPP Minutes 1-12-16

APIE/LPP Minutes 1-12-16

Approved February 11, 2016

Advocacy, Public Information & Education and Legislative Program & Policy Committee Meeting Minutes

Connecticut Council on Developmental Disabilities

Beth El Temple

2626 Albany Avenue

West Hartford, CT

January 12, 2016



Members Present:  Chris Blake, April Burke, Michelle Duprey, Joyce Lewis, Shelagh McClure, Meg McDermott, Kathy Wolkner, Jackie Jamison, Tony Orriola, Ada Suarez, John Curtin, Michelle Chase, Michelle Johnson

Absent:  Robin Wood

Staff:  Cathy Adamczyk



1. Approval of Agenda: The meeting was called to order at 12:46 PM. Joyce Lewis moved to approve the agenda.  John Curtin seconded the motion.  The agenda was approved unanimously, with Jackie Jamison, Tony Orriola and Michelle Chase abstaining.


2. Approval of Minutes: Shelagh McClure moved to approve the minutes from the Nov. 10, 2015 meeting. Joyce Lewis seconded the motion and the minutes were approved with John Curtin, Michelle Chase, Jackie Jamison and Tony Orriola abstaining. 
3. Discussion of APIE/LPP Role:
    1. APIE/LPP Committee is not 2 separate committees working together.  It is 1 core group working together with people that have different talents/interests toward a common goal.
    2. The committee needs to move forward. In the event that a quorum is not present for a meeting/conference call, those in attendance should discuss the agenda items and then schedule another meeting as soon as possible to present what was decided, and call for a vote on the action items.
    3. Give a couple of options for meeting time/day to get better attendance.



4. Discuss an Action Plan:
  1. Explore the possibility of making a 30 minute video to explain who the Council is, their goals, purpose, and mission.
  2. It would have to be determined what the impact will be on this project with Communications Director Joan Barnish no longer working for DDS.
  3. Shelagh will read the packet of information provided by DDS on how to create a video. She will then make recommendations on whether to proceed.
  4. If the committee votes to proceed, Shelagh, Joyce and Chris offered to write a script.
  5. Approval of the script would need a committee vote.
  6. The script would then be submitted to DDS to make arrangements to film.


5. Next Steps:


      1. Chris and April will send Cathy possible dates for the next Council meeting.
      2. Cathy will send out an e-mail to everyone asking their availability.
      3. All committee members will make an effort to get on the Cross Disability Alliance Legislative Conference calls.  Everyone will be provided the telephone access number and date as soon as it is announced.
      4. All committee members should make contact with their State legislators before the next meeting.  Thank them for the support they have given, and their interest in disability issues.  Sign up for the legislative alerts.


6. Adjourn:  April Burke made a motion to adjourn.  John Curtin seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.  The meeting was adjourned at 1:59 PM.


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