Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Quarterly Meeting Wednesday, March 13, 2019 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Madison 525 West Johnson Street Madison, WI 53703 Meeting is also available via Skype: https://meet.dhs.wisconsin.gov/maia.stitt/09588Y9R And via phone: 608-316-9000 Conference ID: 6744583 DRAFT AGENDA 1. Welcome and Introductions 2. Review and Approve March Quarterly Meeting Agenda 3. Review and Approve December Quarterly Meeting Minutes 4. Public Comment on Issues Affecting People with Disabilities • PROMISE Presentation • Ellie Hartman, Department of Workforce Development 5. Updates on GCPD Subcommittees • Executive Committee • State Use • Policy • Membership and Elections 6. Severe Disabilities Research Project Presentation • John Hartman 7. Liaison and Council Updates 8. Working Lunch – State Budget Updates 9. 2018 GCPD Annual Report 10. Discuss the Formation of Issue Teams and Determine Assignments and Schedules for Governor’s Committee for People with Disabilities Work Plan (2018-2021) 11. Set Standing Committee Meeting Dates 12. Next Steps and Discuss Agenda Items for June 2019 Quarterly Meeting 13. Adjourn The purpose of this meeting is to conduct the governmental business outlined in the above agenda. In 1948, a Governor's Committee was established with one goal: To improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The group's mission was broadened in 1976 to cover many aspects of disability in Wisconsin and became the Governor's Committee for People with Disabilities (GCPD). Unlike other disability councils in state government, the focus of the Governor's Committee includes all disabilities and six of its members represent specific disability constituencies: alcohol and other drug abuse; blindness and visual impairment; deaf and hard of hearing; developmental disabilities; mental health; and physical disabilities. GCPD is charged with the following duties: • Advise the Governor and state agencies on problems faced by people with disabilities. • Review legislation affecting people with disabilities. • Promote effective operation of publicly-administered or supported programs serving people with disabilities. • Promote the collection, dissemination and incorporation of adequate information about people with disabilities for purposes of public planning at all levels of government. • Promote public awareness of the needs and abilities of people with disabilities. • Encourage the effective involvement of people with disabilities in government. The Committee is administratively attached to the Department of Health Services. If you need an interpreter, alternate formats, or other accommodations to participate, please contact Maia Stitt at 608-266-3118 or Maia.Stitt@dhs.wisconsin.gov. Conference Call: 608-316-9000 Passcode: 6744583
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