Crouch to Continue to Fight for People with Disabilities
Assemblyman Clifford W. Crouch (R-Bainbridge) today renewed his support for people with developmental disabilities at Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day in Albany. The annual event brings together legislators, doctors, care-givers, family members and people suffering from disabilities, from across New York State to discuss the various issues facing the disability community. The event also serves to spread awareness.
Two years ago, Crouch chaired the Assembly Minority Conference’s statewide Task Force on Protecting the Rights of People with Developmental Disabilities, holding 11 forums across the state where he met with family members, direct-care workers and people with developmental disabilities. Last January the Task Force presented its findings, known as the C.A.R.E.S. Plan, as well as recommendations.
“My advocacy for the developmental disability community is not new,” said Crouch. “I have always been passionate about representing our community’s most vulnerable and giving them a voice here in Albany. Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day gives me a chance to hear from family members, caregivers and people with developmental disabilities directly. I always enjoy having the opportunity to meet with them and gain more insight into their lives, the struggles they endure and how we can help make life a little easier for them.”