Council on Consumer Affairs
The Council on Consumer Affairs, then known as the Consumer Council, first convened in the fall of 1994. The Council was formed as a result of AAUAPís increasing recognition of the importance of receiving consistent and ongoing consumer feedback. Start-up activities were funded by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, through a Project of National Significance entitled "Leadership and Choices." Principle support was provided by Bruce Eddy of AAUAP and Carl Calkins of the University of Missouri/Kansas City, Missouriís UAP.
The Council quickly adopted a mission , as well as a leadership structure which includes several internal committees and two co-chairs. 1998 By-Laws stipulate that one co-chair must be an individual with a disability, and the other be the family member of an individual with a disability. The three-year, staggered co-chair positions carry with them a slot on AAUAPís Board of Directors.
Full Council membership consists of one representative of each UAP, designated by that UAPís director. The Council continues to strive to meet its long-term goal of full membership.
The Council is proud of its accomplishments to date, some of which include:
We eagerly anticipate continuing to carry the message of consumer empowerment and involvement throughout AAUAP. Future goals include establishment of an awards program to honor UAPís demonstrating exemplary practices in developing consumer leadership, and representation of EVERY UAP on the Council.
Meeting Minutes from November 4 and November 6, 1999
Meeting Minutes from October 15, 1998
Meeting Minutes from October 17, 1998
Meeting Minutes from May 17, 1998
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