APIE/LPP Minutes 2-11-16
Connecticut Council on Developmental
Advocacy, Public Information &
Legislation Policy and Planning
Call-in Number: 1-866 -798 -2722
Conference Code: 195 124 9209
February 11, 2016
Present: Chris Blake, Chair; April Burke, Vice-Chair;
Joyce Lewis, Shelagh McClure, Council Chair; Kathy Wolkner, Ada Suarez, John
Curtin, Michelle Johnson, and Brenda Stenglein
Chase, Michelle Duprey, Jackie Jamison, Meg McDermott, Antonio Orriola, Council
Vice-Chair; Robin Wood
- Welcome/Approval of Agenda: The meeting was called to order by
Chris Blake, Committee Chair, at 2:04 PM. John Curtin moved to approve the
agenda. Michelle Johnson seconded the motion. The motion passed
- Approval of Minutes: Shelagh
McClure moved to approve the minutes from the 1/12/2016 meeting. Ada Surarez
seconded the motion and the minutes were approved unanimously with spelling
- Discussion of Setting up Meetings: It was agreed that using the Meeting Wizard
was a good tool and should continue to be used.
However, members of the committee must read and respond to all e-mails
sent by the Chairs/staff/fellow committee members.
- Update on Video: Decided
that a 30 minute video is too ambitious, but a 10 to 15 minute script is a
possibility, but not at this time. DDS
indicated that with Communications Director Joan Barnish no longer with the
agency, they are not taking on new video projects at this time. It is not known when/if the Communications
Director slot will be filled.
- New Business:
- There was a discussion on upcoming bills, their talking points, and
- Committee members ageed to solicit input on the goals/objectives in the
DD Council 5 year plan at any meetings they attend in the community. A standard script and questions would be
created and used by all facilitators.
- Discussed going to all the
non-profits, and asking them for $10,000 each to go towards a documentary or
commercial showing issues of how people live with disabilities, or asking why
Southbury hasn’t been shut down.
- Discussion of Bernard Kavaler working with the 20/20 Campaign to
provide a media campaign to close the institutions so people with disabilities
can have a “good life”.
- Suggestions to go to film-making classes, the media center at UConn, TV
stations, NPR and college radio stations to see if they would do spots to close
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