August 4, 2020

Sen. Formica Recognized for his Work Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

State Senator Paul Formica (R-20) displays the award he received at the Council on Developmental Services’ Legislative Breakfast when he was named a Legislative Champion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.

HARTFORD/OLD LYME – State Senator Paul Formica (R-20), whose senatorial district includes Old Lyme, was named a Legislative Champion for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities at the Council on Developmental Services’ Legislative Breakfast.

Sen. Formica serves as a co-chair of the Connecticut Intellectual & Developmental Disability Caucus, which is the nation’s first state-level organization of officials to support families and individuals who have the greatest need for the CT Department of Developmental Services system.

“We have the mutual goal of ensuing that individuals who face the added challenges of managing an intellectual or developmental disability has access to all the supports and programs that they need.” said Sen. Formica.

“Making sure that government programs are functioning in a timely manner and succeeding in carrying out their mission is a key responsibility of the legislature,” added Sen. Formica.

The Council also recognized State Representative Joe Aresimowicz as a Legislative Champion, Jamie Larazoff as an outstanding self-advocate as well as business champions BeanZ & Company, Hospital for Special Care, and Robinson+Cole for their work and advocacy efforts.

Editor’s Note — Sen. Formica serves the 20th senatorial district, which, as well as Old Lyme, includes the towns of Bozrah, East Lyme, Montville, New London, Old Saybrook, Salem and Waterford. This article is based on a press release from Sen. Formica’s office.

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