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Southeastern Connecticut Autism Spectrum Association

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Meetings
  • Minutes for meeting 2-24-05

Only two brave souls ventured out in the twilight of February 24th to the Preston Library! As long as we were there, we shared information and I am able to pass on some very pertinent and time-sensitive information.

  • Information

Next meeting: **Note the change in time.** 

Thursday, March 31, 2005 - 5:30

(This is due to the fact that we have a guest speaker coming at 6:30 and we didn’t complete the agenda for Feb. as well as we didn’t set questions for the speaker, so we need to “chat” before the regular time.)

 

 

  • Discussion

We need to act as one to counteract harmful legislation now being proposed.  The welfare of our children hinges on our support!

 

First:  It is very important to support these two proposed bills.

 

6117 – This bill will authorize more money to add needed caseworkers to service individuals who qualify.  Many individuals who already qualify are on a waiting list for a caseworker. There is a need for at least 60 more case workers to accommodate individuals already waiting!!!  The conundrum is – No caseworker – no services or funds!  The funds and services cannot be accessed by those who need them because they do not have a caseworker!

 

6118 – This bill concerns services for “Individuals with Developmental Disabilities”, thereby broadening the service base to include children with non-specific “labels”.

 

I have modified and attached a letter that demonstrates your support for these two bills and urges the legislator to support them as well.


LETTER  TO  SOLICIT  SUPPORT  FOR  DMR  BUDGET  REQUEST

 

 

Date_____________________

 

Senator____________________

 

Or Representative _____________________

 

Legislative Office Building, Room # ________

Hartford, CT  06106-1591

 

I am a parent/friend/teacher of a child with special needs.

 

I ask that you support the DMR’s budget request for new case manager positions in next year’s budget,

 

Each year the DMR’s population served grows by approximately 300 individuals.  Not enough case managers have been added to keep pace with this growth.  It would take at least 60 case managers to bring the ratios to a reasonable level and to serve additional individuals expected to be added to the DMR caseload next year.

 

DMR has a budget request for additional case managers.  If this request is not funded, it will have an extremely negative affect on families.  Please support the funding of at least 60 new case manager’s positions in next year’s budget.

 

Thank you in advance for your attention and support on this matter.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Name

Street Address

City, State, Zip

Phone number

email

 

  • Secondly:

On the Federal front, there are 4 proposed bills that need to be opposed.  These bills relieve big business (drug & pharmaceutical companies) of responsibilities in creating safe & effective vaccines.  If these bills pass, all children will lose their rights should a vaccine cause harm.  They are:   

S.3

S.366

HR534

HR650

“These bills will hurt our children’s rights and impede others’ abilities to get services and protection.”

 

The following bill needs our support:

HR881

This bill will ban the harmful element of mercury from being used in vaccines.

 

 

What can you do? 

Make a 5-minute phone call to the Senators who represent the bills.  Use the following “script” to guide your call.

When you call the phone number for each person, use the following “script”.  You will not be talking to the Senator in question, you will be talking to a secretary or office staff.  It will be like responding to a survey, you just tell the person who answers the phone the information on the script.

 

Phone Survey Script

 

 

 

I would like ______________________________________

        (insert name of Senator or Representative)

 

 

to Oppose bill(s):

# S.3

            # S.366

#HR534

#HR630

 

I would also like him to support bill HR881 when it arrives.

 

My name is _____________________________________

 

 

I live at: ________________________________________

 

 

             _________________________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stillman:  Appropriations Committee

               

 

Town              District                 Contact Name                        Phone #                     email/website                            snail mail

North    Stonington

43

State Representative Diana S. Urban Committees: Commerce, Environment, Planning & Development

 

1-800-842-8267

Diana.Urban@housegop.state.ct.us

146 Babcock Rd.                N. Stonington, Ct 06359

Stonington

43

State Representative Diana S. Urban Committees: Commerce, Environment, Planning & Development

1-800-842-1423

Diana.Urban@housegop.state.ct.us

 

146 Babcock Rd.                N. Stonington, Ct 06359

Montville

38

 

 

State Representative Elizabeth B. Ritter                              Committees: Appropriations, Energy & Technology, Public Health

 

1-800-842-8267

 

Elizabeth.Ritter@cga.ct.gov

 

 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4002    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Waterford

38

State Representative Elizabeth B. Ritter                              Committees: Appropriations, Energy & Technology, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Elizabeth.Ritter@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4002    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

New London

39

 

State Representative Ernest Hewett Committees: Appropriations, Labor & Public Employees, Public Safety

1-800-842-8267

 

Ernest.Hewett@cga.ct.gov

 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4052    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Canterbury

47

State Representative Jack Malone Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Jack.Malone@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4013    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Norwich

47

State Representative Jack Malone Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Jack.Malone@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4013    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Scotland

47

State Representative Jack Malone Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Jack.Malone@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4013    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Sprague

47

State Representative Jack Malone Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Jack.Malone@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4013    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Bozrah

139

State Representative Kevin Ryan

Committees: Appropriations, Labor & Public Employees, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Kevin.Ryan@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3804   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Franklin

139

State Representative Kevin Ryan Committees: Appropriations, Labor & Public Employees, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Kevin.Ryan@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3804   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Montville

139

State Representative Kevin Ryan Committees: Appropriations, Labor & Public Employees, Public Health

 

1-800-842-8267

 

Kevin.Ryan@cga.ct.gov

 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3804   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Groton

 

 

41

State Representative Lenny Winkler Committees: Finance, Judiciary, Public Health

 

1-800-842-1423

Lenny.Winkler@housegop.state.ct.us

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 5008   Hartford, CT 06106-1591           151 Pamela Ave.        Groton, CT 06340

Norwich

46

State Representative Melissa Olson Committees: Judiciary, Labor & Public Employees, Public Health

1-800-842-8267

Melissa.Olson@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 5006    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Killingly

44

State Representative Michael Caron Committees: Finance, Human Services, Transportation

1-800-842-1423

Michael.Caron@housegop.state.ct.us

50 Carter St.          Danielson, CT 06239

Plainfield

44

State Representative Michael Caron Committees: Finance, Human Services, Transportation

1-800-842-1423                                                                                                    

Michael.Caron@housegop.state.ct.us

50 Carter St.          Danielson, CT 06239

Sterling

44

State Representative Michael Caron Committees: Finance, Human Services, Transportation

1-800-842-1423

Michael.Caron@housegop.state.ct.us

50 Carter St.          Danielson, CT 06239

Griswold

45

State Representative Steve Mikutel Committees: Education, Public Safety, Transportation

1-800-842-8267

Steve.Mikutel@cga.ct.gov 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4051    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Lisbon

45

 

State Representative Steve Mikutel Committees: Education, Public Safety, Transportation

1-800-842-8267

 

Steve.Mikutel@cga.ct.gov

 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4051    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Plainfield

45

State Representative Steve Mikutel Committees: Education, Public Safety, Transportation

 

1-800-842-8267

Steve.Mikutel@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4051    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Voluntown

45

State Representative Steve Mikutel Committees: Education, Public Safety, Transportation

1-800-842-8267

Steve.Mikutel@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 4051    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Groton

 

 

40

 

 

State Representative Ted Moukawsher                   Committees: Banks, Environment, Finance, Revenue, & Bonding

1-800-842-8267

 

Edward.Moukawsher@cga. ct.gov  

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 5008   Hartford, CT 06106-1591  

New London

40

State Representative Ted Moukawsher                   Committees: Banks, Environment, Finance, Revenue, & Bonding

1-800-842-8267

Edward.Moukawsher@cga.ct.gov 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 5008    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Ledyard

42

State Representative Tom Reynolds Committees: Appropriations, Education, Public Safety

1-800-842-8267

Tom.Reynolds@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 5007   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Montville

42

State Representative Tom Reynolds Committees: Appropriations, Education, Public Safety

1-800-842-8267

Tom.Reynolds@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 5007    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Preston

42

State Representative Tom Reynolds Committees: Appropriations, Education, Public Safety

1-800-842-8267

Tom.Reynolds@cga.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3800    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

East Lyme

n/a

State Senator Andrea Stillman Committees: General Law, Public Health, Regulations Review

1-800-842-1420

Stillman@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3200   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Montville

n/a

State Senator Andrea Stillman Committees: General Law, Public Health, Regulations Review

1-800-842-1420

Stillman@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3200   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

New London

n/a

 State Senator Andrea Stillman Committees: General Law, Public Health, Regulations Review

1-800-842-1420

Stillman@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3200   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Salem

n/a

State Senator Andrea Stillman Committees: General Law, Public Health, Regulations Review

1-800-842-1420

Stillman@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3200   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Waterford

n/a

State Senator Andrea Stillman Committees: General Law, Public Health, Regulations Review

1-800-842-1420

Stillman@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3200   Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Griswold

n/a

45

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

 

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

 

Groton

 

 

n/a

 

 

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

 

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

 

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

 

North    Stonington

n/a

 

 

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

 

 

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

Plainfield

n/a

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

Preston

n/a

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

Sterling

n/a

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

Stonington

n/a

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

 

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

Voluntown

n/a

State Senator Cathy Cook Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Program Review, Public Health

1-800-842-1421

Fax:860-536-4418

Catherine.Cook@cga.ct.gov

43 Pequot Ave.           Mystic, CT 06355

Bozrah

n/a

 

 

State Senator Edith Prague

Committees: Labor & Public Employees, Aging, Appropriations, Exec. & Legis. Nominations

1-800-842-1420

Fax: 

 

Prague@senatedems.ct.gov

 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3800    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Ledyard

n/a

 

State Senator Edith Prague         Committees: Labor & Public Employees, Aging, Appropriations, Exec. & Legis. Nominations

1-800-842-1420

 

 

Prague@senatedems.ct.gov

 

 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3800    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Norwich

n/a

State Senator Edith Prague  Committees: Labor & Public Employees, Aging, Appropriations, Exec. & Legis. Nominations

1-800-842-1420

Prague@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3800    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Lisbon

n/a

 

State Senator Edith Prague Committees: Labor & Public Employees, Aging, Appropriations, Exec. & Legis. Nominations

1-800-842-1420

 

 

Prague@senatedems.ct.gov

 

 

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3800    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

Montville

n/a

State Senator Edith Prague Committees: Labor & Public Employees, Aging, Appropriations, Exec. & Legis. Nominations

1-800-842-1420

Prague@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3800    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

Sprague

n/a

State Senator Edith Prague Committees: Labor & Public Employees, Aging, Appropriations, Exec. & Legis. Nominations

1-800-842-1420

Prague@senatedems.ct.gov

Legislative Bldg. Rm. 3800    Hartford, CT 06106-1591

 

 

All of  CT

 

U. S. Senator Chris Dodd

 

 

 

 

 

All of  CT

 

U.S. Joe Lieberman

 

http://lieberman.senate.gov

 

Eastern CT

 

US Congressman Rob Simmons

Norwich office 860-886-0139 Fax:            860-886-2974

www.house.gov/simmons

2 Courthouse Sq.     Norwich, CT 06360

 

 

  • Please note that if you would like to work with above mentioned survey or letter in a word processing program you may highlight the letter and "copy" it. 

             Then go to your wordprocessing software and "paste".

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