State Senator John Kissel is a strong advocate for the rights of the disabled. Here are some of the ways that he has worked for these people.
He chaired a committee studying transitional services for youth and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. He was recently a leading advocate for Bill 7254 to have Special Ed teachers complete a program that would benefit their students with dyslexia. This legislation was brought to Sen. Kissel’s attention by one of his constituents. The bill passed both the Senate and the House and is on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed.
The Arc of Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). Sen. Kissel signed the 2018 Candidate Pledge in which he promises to work with individuals with I/DD, families, providers, and The Arc of Connecticut to promote budgetary and policy initiatives to improve the lives of people with I/DD and to support their full rights.
He was recognized this spring by the North Central Regional Mental Health Board for his work with their Annual Legislative Award.
Suffice it to say Senator John Kissel has a heart for the disabled and continually fights for them!