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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Working Group

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Working Group is a 17-member panel created by Governor Malloy to examine and improve the provision of services to members of the intellectual and developmental disabilities community. 

Members

Jonathan Slifka (Co-Chair): Governor’s Liaison to the Disability Community 

Terry Macy: Commissioner, Department of Developmental Services 

Terry Edelstein: Governor’s Nonprofit Liaison 

Ben Barnes: Secretary, Office of Policy and Management 

Deborah Chernoff: IDD Community Professional 

Three individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities: 

Tom McCann
Varian Salters
Emily Angeloff

Three family members of individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities:   

Tom Fiorentino (Co-Chair)   

Tesha Imperati   

Lisa Roland

Six representatives of services providers: 

Leslie Simoes: ARC   

Julia Wilcox: Connecticut Association of Nonprofits   

Barry Simon: Oak Hill   

Morna Murray: Connecticut Community Providers Association   

Andrea Barton Reeves: HARC   

Tracey Walker: Journey Found 

 

Meetings

June 26, 2014: Agenda | DDS Waiting List Update | Minutes 

July 10, 2014: Agenda | Documents | Minutes 

July 24, 2014: Agenda | 1915C - Medicaid Waivers Overview | Medicaid HCBS Waivers and State Plan Amendments | Minutes 

August 14, 2014: AgendaLiving the Mission Mentor Project | Community of Practice for Supporting Families and Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities | Minutes 

September 4, 2014: Agenda | Minutes 

September 18, 2014: AgendaDDS Waiting List HandoutCT Waiting List Projections | DDS Waiting List Presentation | Minutes 

October 2, 2014: Agenda | Governor's Cabinet on Nonprofit Health and Human Services Presentation | Minutes 

October 16, 2014: Agenda | "Serving People with Disabilities; Perspectives of Private Providers" Presentation | Minutes 

November 13, 2014: Agenda | Minutes 

December 18, 2014: Agenda | Minutes 

January 20, 2015: Agenda | Minutes 

November 6, 2015: Agenda 

  

 

Press Releases

Gov. Malloy Organizes Group to Improve Services for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities