Consumer Advisory Council (CAC)

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
Emily Ball Advocate
Julie Ball Parent
Chris Blake Advocate
Alexia Antczak Boukoms Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Scott Brown UCONN Neag School of Education
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
Edwin "Win" Evarts The ARC of Connecticut
Walter Clomb CT Council on Developmental Disabilities
Jean Herzog Special Olympics of CT
Steven Hernandez Connecticut Commission on Children, Connecticut General Assembly
Mark Keenan Connecticut Department of Public Health
Diana J. LaRocco Goodwin College
Nanfi Lubogo PATH Parent to Parent / Family Voices of Connecticut, Inc.
Gary Mala EASTCONN
Linda Mizzi Disability Rights of Connecticut
Llee Hardy 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
Regina Owusu Connecticut State Department of Health
Lolli Ross Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Joshua Rucker UCONN Office of Institutional Equity
Karen Sassu Center on Autism of Southern CT State University
Rosa Serrano Individuals with Disabilities and their Families
Daria Smith Connecticut State Independent Living Council
George Sugai UConn Neag School of Education
Christine Sullivan Parent
Deirdre Summa Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Foundation
Michelle Weaver Connecticut State Education Resource Center

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