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Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education

Council Meetings

October 2-3, 2018

Suite 890/896, Frontier Building
3601 C Street, Anchorage

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018 — Full Council Meeting

  • To participate remotely: Toll free: 1-866-356-1755, code 253 141 0338#
10:00 a.m.
New Member Council Orientation (and anyone else who wants a refresher on the Council’s Enabling Statute, basis in federal law, etc. In Council’s conference room, Suite 740)
​ 11:00 a.m.
Lunch Break
​ 12:00 p.m.
Council Business Meeting
  1. Call to Order, Maggie Winston
  2. Roll Call, Announcements (Safety Briefing) & Introductions
  3. Approval of the Agenda
  4. Approval of May 15 Meeting Minutes
  5. Conflict of Interest Declarations
12:30 p.m.
Public Testimony
Theme — October is National Disability Employment Month

Come join the Council to talk about your job, your desire to get a job, the issues you face keeping a job, the small business you want to start—anything employment related.  We also welcome your comments on any topic that falls under the Council’s statutory interests.           

 Toll free:  1-866-356-1755, code 253 141 0338#

 1:00 p.m.
 Council Business Meeting Continued
  1. Chair/Executive Director Report & Committee Assignments, Maggie Winston and Patrick Reinhart
  2. Discussion of New Committee Schedule and Operating Procedures – maybe 45 min discussion
  3. Other New Business from the Floor
 2:00 p.m.
Conversation with Commissioner Johnson, Department of Education and Early Development
 2:30 p.m.
 2:45 p.m.
2018 Council Committee and Project Updates & Work Plan Reviews

Education Committee (ED)/Special Education Advisory Panel (SEAP)- David Kohler, Chair (AA staff)

Early Intervention Committee (EIC)/Interagency Coordinating Council (ICC)- Christian Muntean, Chair (EM staff)

Employment and Transportation Committee (E&T) Anna Attla, Chair (RN staff)

Developmental Disabilities Committee (DD) Corey Gilmore, Chair (KV staff)

 3:50 p.m.


 5:00 p.m.
FASD Work Group—Jeanne Gerhardt-Cyrus, Chair (LM staff)

Supported Decision Making – Anne Applegate

Autism Ad Hoc Committee--Heidi Kelly, Chair (EM staff)

Medicaid Ad Hoc Committee, (KV staff)

Health Goal (LM staff)

Peer Power –Lucy Odden, President (RN staff)


Wednesday, October 3, 2018 — Full Council Meeting

  • To participate remotely: Toll free: 1-866-356-1755, code 253 141 0338#
 8:30 a.m.
Call to Order, Maggie Winston
  1. Roll Call, Announcements & Introductions
  2. Changes to Agenda, if any
  3. Committee Chair Announcements/Assignments
 9:00 a.m.
Federal Legislative Discussion, Art Delaune & Patrick Reinhart
​ 10:00 a.m.
Partner Updates:
Center for Human Development (CHD), Karen Heath
10:00 a.m.
Disability Law Center of Alaska (DLCA) Dave Fleurant
10:15 a.m.
Special Education Service Agency (SESA), Patrick Pillai
10:30 a.m.
Stone Soup Group (SSG), Mary Middleton
10:45 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
DD Collaborative (Kim Champney/Roy Scheller)
11:15 a.m.

Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities (AADD), Michael Bailey

11:25 a.m.
Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, Daniel Delfino and Cathy Stone
11:40 a.m.
Group Council Photo (on the garage roof)
11:45 a.m.
Lunch Break (please note that if you have not had your individual picture taken in the Council office (Suite 740 on the 7th floor) by Debbie, this is an opportunity to do so)
 1:00 p.m.
ATLA, Mystie Rail
 1:20 p.m.
Women’s, Children’s and Family Health, Becky Morisse
 1:35 p.m.
Northwest ADA Center, David Barton
 1:50 p.m.
Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC), Heidi Frost
 2:05 p.m.
 2:20 p.m.
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Cindy Murphy Fox
 2:35 p.m.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority (Trust), Mike Abbott and Jimael Johnson
 3:00 p.m.
Senior & Disabilities Services (SDS), Deb Etheridge
 3:30 p.m.
FY 18 PPR Surveys (Lanny gives out to Council Members)
 3:45 p.m.
State Legislative Discussion, Patrick Reinhart and Art DeLaune
 4:25 p.m.
For the Good of the Order/Adjourn


Schedule of Upcoming Council Meetings

  • February 5-6, 2019 – Juneau, with Key Campaign Feb. 7-8
  • May  6, 7, or 14, 2019 – ZOOM/Webinar/Teleconference
  • Oct 2-3, 2019 - Anchorage (pre-meeting for Autism Ad Hoc on Oct 1)

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