Inspiring Day at the Capitol
February 26, 2020
Today was an inspiring and busy day at the Capitol! The Council on Developmental Services hosted their 2nd Annual legislative breakfast. The Council took the opportunity to honor influential advocates, businesses and legislators who have helped champion the rights of individuals with intellectual disability. Below is a list of the those acknowledged:
Council on Developmental Services Award for Self-Advocacy
Business Champions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
BeanZ & Co. in Avon;
Hospital for Special Care in New Britain; and
Robinson & Cole
Legislative Champions for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities
State Senator Paul Formica; and
State Representative & Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz
Congratulations to all Council members on a successful and well attended event!
Later in the morning, the Arc of Connecticut hosted their 7th Annual IDD Caucus Family Hearing Day. Thank you to all who shared their stories and spoke out to improve the lives of individuals we support!
Council Members Rick Rothstein and Joe Duffy check-in attendees for the breakfast.
Council member Pam DonAroma and Fey Lenz enjoy a hot cup of coffee at the breakfast from Beanz & Co.
Council Chair and Executive Director of MARC Inc, Kevin Zingler and Commissioner Scheff at the Council’s legislative breakfast.
Council member Rick Lenz presents Beanz & Co. with their award
Council Vice Chair Karen Hlavac honors Senator Formica for his work with the IDD community
After accepting his award from the Council, Speaker of the House, Representative Aresimowicz honors his friend Andy for his tireless advocacy and for always bringing a smile to his face!