At this year’s annual Autism Awareness and Acceptance Day, Senator Jason Lewis will be presented with the “Distinguished Legislator of The Year” award for his work on behalf of individuals with disabilities. Read more about him below:
Senator Lewis proudly represents the people of the 5th Middlesex District of Massachusetts; which includes the cities and towns of Malden, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and parts of Winchester. As Chair of the Public Health Committee, he worked to pass through favorably the Operation House Call legislation (H 1932). If this becomes law, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Department of Public Health and using the Operation House Call model, will provide oversight for the education of the medical community about the unique health care needs of people with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. This bill will allow medical schools, universities and colleges to participate in a Commonwealth of Massachusetts certification program.
This legislative session, Senator Lewis has co-sponsored many bills that are important to the autism community including ICE (Inclusive Concurrent Enrollment) and the Accessory Apartment Housing bill, two of AFAM’s top priorities! In addition, he serves on six other committees including Labor and Workforce Development, Education, Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, Steering and Policy, the Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight as well as the Senate Committee to Improve Government.
Congratulations to Senator Jason Lewis!