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Council Meetings

October 4-6, 2016
3601 C Street, Suites 890 and 896 (Map)
Anchorage, Alaska 99501 

Draft Minutes from May 2016 Meeting
Wednesday, October 5th: Public Testimony and Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) ACT: Presentation and Celebration. The celebration begins at 4:30!

All Council Meeting Documents (zip)

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Tuesday, October 4 — Autism Ad Hoc Meeting

(for Autism Ad Hoc Committee members only)
10:30 a.m. Call to Order/Roll Call
12:30 p.m. Lunch Break
1:45 p.m. Meeting
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Meeting
4:30 Adjourn

Wednesday, October 5 — Full Council Meeting

10:00 a.m. Council Orientation (for members, especially new members from 2015 and 2016)
A History of the Council's Major Accomplishments
Democratic Rules of Order: Summary of the Rules
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Access Alaska (1217 East 10th Ave)
Council members tour of Access Alaska, a Center for Independent Living, and their Durable Medical Equipment ReUse Program. Lunch will be provided.
1:30 p.m. Business Meeting
1. Call to Order, Amy Simpson
2. Roll Call, Announcements & Introductions
3. Approval of the Agenda
4. Approval of May 5 Meeting Minutes
5. Conflict of Interest Declarations
6. Chair’s Report & Committee Assignments, Amy Simpson
7. Executive Director’s Report, Patrick Reinhart
8. Other New Business from the Floor
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. State Plan Overview, Kristin Vandagriff
3:00 p.m. 2017 Committee Work Plan Review
REDACTED PUBLIC VERSION — GCDSE State 5-Year Plan 2017-2021
Presentation GCDSE State 5-Year Plan 2017-2021
FFY18 — Work Plan
FFY17 — Work Plan

4:15 p.m. Final Approval of State Plan Submitted 8/22/2016
4:30 pm Public Testimony and Achieving Better Life Experience (ABLE) ACT: Presentation and Celebration
Come join the Council, Key Coalition and sponsors of this legislation for some celebration cake and learn how an ABLE savings account can help you or your family in the future. This is also a time for people to provide us with public testimony on any topic related to the Councils mission of “Creating Change that improves the lives of people with disabilities”. You can join us in person or call in from anywhere in the state:
Toll free: 1-866-356-1755, code 325 848 2953#

PowerPoint Presentation
6:00 p.m. Recess for the day

Thursday, October 6 — Full Council Meeting Continued

8:30 a.m. Call to Order, Amy Simpson
1. Roll Call, Announcements & Introductions
2. Changes to Agenda, if any
  8:45 a.m. Autism Update, Christie Reinhardt
  9:00 a.m. Partner Updates
  9:00 a.m. Disability Law Center of Alaska (DLCA), Dave Fleurant
  9:20 a.m. Alaska Housing Finance Corporation (AHFC), Daniel Delfino
  9:40 a.m. Infant Learning Program (ILP), Christy Knight and Kim Mix
10:00 a.m. Stone Soup Group (SSG), Mary Elam
10:15 a.m. Break
10:20 a.m.

10:35 a.m.
Women’s, Children’s and Family Health, Stephanie Wrightsman-Birch and Becky Morisse
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, John Cannon
Handout: Program Highlights and DVR Update
10:50 a.m. Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities (AADD), Lizette Stiehr
11:05 a.m. Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust), Jeff Jessee
11:45 a.m. Lunch
  1:00 p.m. Senior & Disabilities Services (SDS), Duane Mayes
  2:00 p.m. Center for Human Development (CHD), Karen Ward
  2:20 p.m. Special Education Service Agency (SESA), Maggie Winston, (for Patrick Pillai)
  2:30 p.m. Break
  2:45 p.m. Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), Heidi Frost
  3:00 p.m. Panel on Voter Access
  3:45 p.m. 2017 Legislative Priorities, Art DeLaune & Patrick Reinhart
  4:30 p.m. Adjournment


Schedule of Upcoming Council Meetings

• January 31 – February 2, 2017 — Juneau
• May 9/10, 2017 — Webinar