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AUCD - COCA Council Meeting

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Location: Kennedy/Jefferson Room

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COCA assists AUCD to advance policy and practice for and with people with disabilities, their families and communities. The Council helps the association to:

  • Build effective partnerships with other AUCD Councils and Committees, federal agencies, and other national disability groups.
  • Build the capacity of local University Center Consumer Advisory Committees (CACs), including identifying needs for assistance, providing technical assistance, and disseminating information about exemplary and innovative practices.
  • Envision, actively advocate for, and disseminate information about the next generation of policy and practice that will help make the promise of full participation a reality.
  • Develop leaders and mentors that build the capacity of the network to affect change at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Assist in the development of standards for participation of people with disabilities and family members in UCEDD education, research, and service programs and in AUCD functions.
  • Serve as a model and resource for others desiring to infuse the participation people with disabilities and family members into program planning, research, and evaluation

COCA Agenda

  1. Introductions - 15 mins
  2. Afternoon/Evening Meeting Agenda Review - 10 mins
  3. General Business – COCA Committee Reports - 30 mins approx 6 min each
    • Operational Rules Committee
    • 2009 – 2011 Strategic Plan Committee
    • Steering Committee
    • Legislative Affairs Committee
    • Annual Meeting Planning Committee Nominating Committee
    • Nominating Committee
  4. Elections by Ballot - 30 mins Co-Chair - Person with a Disability
    • Co-Chair (Person with a Disability)
    • Secretary
    • Assistant Secretary
    • Steering Committee Member-at-Large Position
  5. Discussion of potential Saturday meeting in 2011 - 10 mins
  6. AUCD Updates - 20 mins
  7. AUCD Councils, Committees, & Special Interest Groups Selections by COCA Membership - 25 mins