State Rep. Tony Hwang – ranking leader of the Government Administration & Elections (GA&E) Committee support proposed Senate Bill 761 recently during the GA&E public hearing.  SB 761 is an act that calls for making the Janitorial Work Pilot Program, for persons with a disability or a disadvantage, permanent.

Rep. Tony Hwang, a passionate advocate of developmentally disabled non-profit entities in our community and added, “The Kennedy Center serves as an amazing advocate for people in our community and this bill will help their clients greatly,” said Rep. Hwang.  “Their collaborative effort helps so many realize their dreams of working and earning a wage, especially when that dream seemed so far away. I thank the Center for the amazing work they do on a day to day basis.”

Providing testimony for the bill was Bill Gill, the director of marketing for the Kennedy Center of Trumbull. The Kennedy Center provides individually designed person-centered planning for disabled citizens.  “The Kennedy Center has been supporting citizens with disabilities for the last 60+ years,” said Gill. “But it has been a lot more difficult to support them in the last 5 years due to the state of the economy.”

By Stephen Krauchick

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