The Arc’s Maura Sullivan Testifies In Support Of An Act Addressing the Inequitable Impact of the Pandemic on Black and Latinx Individuals with Autism

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.”

View the entire hearing, including Maura’s testimony, here.

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.

3 Comments:

  1. Great job!

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  3. This covid 19 has impacted all people of color and disabilities I’m sick and tired of all this nonsense going on in this world using our disabled people in this way how disgusting.It needs to stop

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