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CT Family Support Council Meet and Greet

Echoes of children’s voices could be heard throughout the State Legislative Office Building (LOB) as the Connecticut Family Support Council held its annual Legislative Meet and Greet earlier in March.  Moms and Dads, brothers and sisters and advocates all came to welcome legislators and state agency representatives.  High on the agenda is the need to prioritize issues facing families raising children with disabilities and special health care needs in Connecticut.  Families shared their personal struggles and how important state services are to their families.  Speakers were articulate in the presentation of what is working well and what needs they would like to see the Governor and General Assembly address in the development of next year’s budget.

Family Support Council Co-Chairs Karen Hlavac and Robyn Trowbridge thanked Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Peter H. O’Meara for his and the department’s continued support of the Council and its mission.

For more information about the Family Support Council and other family groups, please visit the DDS website at: www.ct.gov/dds.
Jennifer Carroll and Commissioner O'Meara (left to right) Jennifer Carroll and Commissioner O'Meara
(left to right) FSC Co-Chairs Karen Hlavac and Robyn Trowbridge FSC Co-Chairs Karen Hlvac and Robyn Trowbridge
People mingle at the "Meet and Greet" People mingle at the "Meet and Greet"
People mingle at the "Meet and Greet"