Minutes of the CIL meeting of February 24, 1972

Present: Larry B., Phil D., Herb, Judy, John, Jan, Bev, Alice, Hale, Dave, Ruth, Carolyn, Phil S., Chuck, and Bill.

The "Major Form of Proposal Outline" was read by Judy. Each person will choose an area to work in according to the form so that the proposal can be put together. A blind and disabled person should work in each area.

The following change in the outline was made so that the theoretical sort of explanations are not repeated too many times, and the services described directly correspond to the problems described:

  • I. Abstract explanation of the whole program: collect and coordinate all services and provide those which aren't provided.
  • II. Who are we?—a coalition of blind and disabled
    • A. Objectives
    • B. Our approach and why it is unique
  • III Home and Self Care Needs—objectives—why these needs must be filled in order to be independent
    • A. Attendants
    • B. Housing
    • C. Self Care

The format under Housing should be followed for each service. Note the change of order.

Housing—statement of problem

    Housing—statement of problem
  • a. what have we done in the way of planning—what do we know and how do we know it.
  • b. implementation of services we are going to provide
  • c. evaluation
  • d. what needs to be done in the way of planning

Some ideas and explanations:

Home and Self Care

    Home and Self Care
  • —attendant pool: the office has 120 applications on file for people looking for part-time jobs. They have been interviewed by Zona and are available as attendants, readers, secretarys, etc.
  • —An emergency attendent service is needed for blind people going somewhere new, old people"s transportation, etc. Office staff? Other ideas?
  • —Zona has job description of attendants on the midyear report that might be useful
  • —brief explanation of welfare system of paying attendants

Services Referral/ Follow-up/Advocacy

    Services Referral/ Follow-up/Advocacy
  • —compile a directory and rating of agencies
  • —follow-up on service and treatment person received: know the people to avoid and the people to see
  • —problems with legal aid for disabled people
  • —employment: state the current situation for the disabled and explain our referral and influence role
  • —for the mentally and emotionally disturbed, the referral service can be used to provide the best possible living arrangements
  • —health service referral? physicians assistant
  • —community resources—ties and possible ties: Easter Seal, Herrick, etc.
  • —potential of the program for veteran referral
  • —switchboard and hotlines



  • communications (com): 3:00 Saturday at the office
  • home and self care (h and s): 5:00 Sunday at the office
  • mobility (mob): 1:00 Sunday at 2420 Durant #2
  • referral (ref): 3 to 5 Friday and 12 saturday at Bill's place
  • advisory (ad): 12 Saturday and Sunday in John's office

PHONE LIST                                
Herb  841-2164  com and h and s 
Jan  8414074  com 
Ruth  841-0209  com 
Bev  658-3820  h and s 
Carolyn  845-7812  mob 
Hale  848-1264  mob 
Alice  549-3161  mob 
Phil D.  841-9105  mob and intro 
Chuck  527-6584  mob and ad 
Dave  841-0992  ref 
Judy  841-5880  ref and h and s 
Phil S.  843-8179  ref 
Bill  548-2352  ref 
Larry B.  548-6917  ad and intro 
John  841-2164  ad 

The proposal should be in by the first week of March since Tom Joe of HEW will be here at the office in three weeks. He will be a major decider about the grant. A draft should be sent to him before he arrives.

Mel Stephens mentioned that the cost anslysis is very important. Since it is mostly based on personnel, each service group should consider staff requirements.

Since funding can come from several sources at the same time, priorities of services can be considered later.