CTCDD: 1-20-17 Meeting Minutes

1-20-17 Meeting Minutes




Executive Committee Meeting

CT Council on Developmental Disabilities

January 20, 2017


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Present:   Shelagh McClure (Chair); Chris Blake (Vice-Chair); April Burke;                                           

              Jackie Jamison; Alicia Kucharczyk; Joyce Lewis

Absent:    Isabelina Rodriguez (Sergio Rodriguez-designee); Megan O’Neill; Ada


Staff:       Cathy Adamczyk; Melissa Marshall



1. The meeting was called to order at 11:31 AM by Shelagh McClure.



2. A letter to Governor Malloy regarding the Abuse and Investigation Division (AID) was reviewed and discussed. It was agreed that DDS is the wrong place to house the AID due to conflict of interest. It was recommended to get other organizations to support the letter as well, such as the Arc Connecticut, the Centers for Independent Living and Cross-Disability Alliance.  April Burke made a motion to approve the letter so it can be sent to the Governor.  Chris Blake seconded the motion.  All were in favor, with Alicia Kucharczyk abstaining.


3. A letter to Governor Malloy, which includes 7 principles agreed upon by representatives of the Advocacy Subcommittee of the Council on Developmental Services, was discussed.  The subcommittee is made up of 9 different, diverse advocacy groups, including the Council on Developmental Disabilities.  A motion was made by Joyce Lewis to sign on as supporters of the seven principles in the letter. April Burke seconded the motion, and it carried unanimously.


4. The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 PM

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