Case Hosts ARC Family Day

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Photo: Rep. Case helps find seats for members of the public as well as LARC’s Executive Director, Michael Menard, and LARC’s Board of Directors President, Kimberly Brown.

HARTFORD – State Representative Jay Case (R-63) facilitated the ARC Connecticut’s 5th Annual Family Hearing Day. The room was filled beyond capacity at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday, February 21st. Families came from all over the state to provide testimony of how state sponsored services improve their daily lives. “We had a great turn out today, the room was a bit tight but I am proud to say that we were able to accommodate everyone today,” Said Rep. Case who chairs the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Caucus (I/DD). “I want to thank all of the families who were able to come to the Capitol today and provide testimony. With such great public participation it makes it clear to the legislature what an impact these services have on our communities.”

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Case: ARC Family Day Next Wednesday

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HARTFORD – The ARC Connecticut will be hosting its annual Family Hearing Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, February 21st. According to State Representative Jay Case (R-63), this is a unique opportunity for families, children and adults with intellectual and developmental disorders to express their needs to state lawmakers.

“The ARC does a great job of organizing its membership to come to the Capitol on this important day. As a result of their advocacy, the legislature is provided a full public hearing to focus on the needs of these individuals. It is important to listen to what each person has to say when testifying because that is the true test of whether or not services are being delivered adequately,” explained Rep. Case, who also serves a co-chair to the legislature’s Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Caucus.

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Case Reads to Batcheller School Students

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Winsted – State Representative Jay Case (R-63) was invited as a guest reader to participate in the Northwest Chamber of Commerce Read Aloud at the Batcheller School on Wednesday, February 14th. Case read The Giant Jumperee, authored by Julia Donaldson and Helen Oxenbury, to a group of kindergarteners and also answered questions about the book. “Participating in events that promote early reading is important to the students in our community. Teaching early reading habits will help set our young students up for long-term success in whatever career they end up pursuing. It was enjoyable to read and to get to know Ms. Reira’s class. They were an extremely enthusiastic group!”

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