October 2006

ADA Meeting - October 27, 2006


Members Present: John Baxter, Amy Bones, Andrea Jahn, Laura Mann, George McNary, Mark Panning, Wade Pearson, Lennis Pederson, Rich Rossi


Unable to Attend: Adam Altrichter, Jeffery Branstetter, Barb Brock, Roselyn Cerutis, Kathryn Clark, Jim Howell-Burke, Georgian Lee, Amy Matthews, Stacy Peitz, John Pierce


Guests: Mr. Tim Kolb - Kolb Foundation for Disability Education

Ms. Susan Adam - Kolb Foundation for Disability Education

Ms. Melissa Money Beecher

Ms. Stephanie Lewis - Consumer Network Representative for Medicaid Infrastructure Grant

Ms. Valarie Hankins

Ms. Kathy Schwede

Ms. Jill Dickey


Minutes: Approval of the September 28, 2006 minutes by George McNary and seconded by John Baxter.


John Baxter reviewed the activity anticipated at the University Benefits Fair. He solicited help from the members for staffing the booth.


The Committee affirmed its desire to not change the language relative Americans with Disabilities found in the Handbook for Faculty and University Statutes. Lennis Pederson will respond to Ms. Pat Callone regarding the Committee decision.


The Committee directed its attention to Mr. Tim Kolb to learn about his program known as Ticket To Work. The intent was to make the Committee aware of the program that is designed to h elp people enter the work force with out being in jeopardy of loosing benefits for subsistence made available from the government. Handout information was distributed to the committee members and guests.


The meeting adjourned at 10:25 A.M.


Next meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 7, 2006.