HARTFORD — State Rep. Lezlye Zupkus (R-89) has joined a bipartisan coalition of legislators that will focus on issues affecting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.
The group, the “I/DD caucus,” formed a month ago. This new legislative caucus is considered to be the first of its type in the nation and will focus on issues including housing and medical care, according to a release issued by Zupkus’ office.
One of the goals, Zupkus said, is to raise awareness among all state lawmakers about the daily and difficult challenges faced by many Connecticut families.
“This type of action is long overdue,” said Zupkus, who serves on the legislature’s Human Services Committee, in a press release. “It’s my hope that this group of legislators can offer a stronger voice to a lot of folks out there who, on a basic level, simply want what’s best for their loved ones.”
For more information about the new I/DD caucus, contact Zupkus at (800) 842-1423 or Lezlye.firstname.lastname@example.org.