My district, the Worcester and Norfolk district, represents the towns of Blackstone, Douglas, Dudley, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millville, Northbridge (precincts 1 and 3) Oxford, Southbridge, Sutton, Uxbridge, Webster and Bellingham. As a newly elected state senator I am enjoying my new responsibilities in the legislature. Just recently at my state house office I met with families from my district that expressed to me the importance of the day program, family supports and transportation services they receive. They were able to tell me about their experiences and examples of how services benefited them and their family members with developmental disabilities. With all the issues facing the legislature, I depend on the first hand information from families that keeps me better alert to the challenges that my constituents face. I look forward to hearing from other families who help keep me better informed.