Arc of Greater Plymouth at the 2016 Legislative Breakfast
On January 15th, self advocates Leigh-Ann Barry, Jill Federico, Ashley Butler, Efrain Gomez, Lois Selena, and Ashley Frazier represented the Arc of Greater Plymouth at the 2016 Legislative Breakfast, hosted by the Halifax Country Club. Congressman William Keating
Speaker of the house Robert DeLeo spoke of local community issues that are in need of attention and support, especially issues affecting those facing opioid addiction as well as
those living with disabilities. The Able Act, which the Self-advocates have worked
diligently promoting directly to
heir local State Representatives, was also
discussed. his federal legislation will allow disabled individuals to hold tax-free savings accounts forexpenses, such as housing, transportation, and education. As seen above, the clients who attended this event were able to take pictures with a few of the local State Representatives, many of whom were personally invited and informed of the event by the clients themselves.