Governmental Affairs Update
Although legislative meetings in June were held virtually, The Arc of New Jersey continued to
advocate with lawmakers on pending legislation that will impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and Chapters of The Arc. Last month, our organization provided oral testimony, via Zoom, before the Senate and Assembly Transportation Committees,
the Assembly Human Services Committee and the Senate Budget Committee.
Executive Director Tom Baffuto was among the invited guests who provided an update to members of the Assembly Human Services Committee about the impact of COVID-19 on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The Arc of New Jersey’s testimony highlighted the need for Personal Protective Equipment and the dedication of our Direct Support Professional (DSPs) workforce who have, in addition to their normal responsibilities, kept spirits up, kept