On Wednesday, June 30, The Arc’s Maura Sullivan testified at a hearing of the Joint Committee on Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management, on our priority bill, “An Act addressing the inequitable impact of the pandemic on Black and Latinx individuals with autism.”
In her testimony, Maura stated, “We didn’t do enough to stop the spread of COVID-19 in communities of color. We didn’t do enough to provide technical supports for virtual learning. We don’t know how many individuals suffered illness, lost connection to school, lost a parent, lost a job… We must look for the data and make efforts to compensate.”
We aim to see this bill pass favorably and expeditiously. Thanks to our champions in the legislature, Representative Christine Barber and Senator Joan B. Lovely, for sponsoring this important legislation.