Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)

CAC meeting

Consumer involvement and input is a crucial component of any UCEDD program. The UCEDD must involve consumers, in the form of a committee, who represent individuals with developmental disabilities in the State, including those who come from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Role of Consumer Advisory Members

These members serve as a link to consumers and organizations, become more informed about the UCEDD activities, encourage others to participate, they represent their own interests related to disability issues, and also the interests of the communities they represent. CAC members take an active role in the development of the UCEDD's five year strategic plan.

Name Representing
Anton Alerte UConn School of Medicine
Regina Birdsell Connecticut Association of Schools
Alexia Antczak Boukoms Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Karen Carney Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Molly Cole Developmental Disabilities Council; Families
Don Conklin Special Olympics Connecticut
Caitlin Daikus Special Olympics Connecticut
Pam DonAroma Futures, Inc.; Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Ruth Eren Center on Autism at Southern Connecticut State University
Lynn Fogg-Cornelio Department of Developmental Services
Linda Goodman Office of Early Childhood
Steven Hernandez Connecticut Commission on Children, Connecticut General Assembly
Mark Keenan Connecticut Department of Public Health
Diana J. LaRocco Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Robert LeGary Jr. The Learning Center
Nanfi Lubogo PATH Parent to Parent / Family Voices of Connecticut, Inc.
Gary Mala Avon Public Schools
Linda Mizzi Disability Rights of Connecticut
Julie Ann Morin Hartford Public Schools
Stephen Morris The ARC of Farmington Valley, Inc
Keith Mullinar CC=A
Antonio Orriola Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Allyson Powell UConn Adoption Assistance Program
Bevin Rainwater Individuals with disabilities and their families
Deb Richards Capital Region Education Council
Isabelina Rodriguez Connecticut State Department of Education
Lolli Ross Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Rosa Serrano Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Daria Smith Connecticut State Independent Living Council
George Sugai UConn Neag School of Education
Deirdre Summa Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
Maria Synodi Connecticut State Department of Education
George J. Synnott Connecticut Association of Schools
Michelle Weaver Connecticut State Education Resource Center

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