Jack M. Martins's posts related to Developmental Disabilities

SENATE MEASURE TO RESTORE FUNDING CUTS TO OPWDD BECOMES OFFICIAL

Earlier this year. Senator Jack M. Martins stood with his Senate colleagues to block $120 million in cuts to programs that serve developmentally disabled New Yorkers. While our efforts during the 2013-1014 budget negotiations restored some of the funding, programs throughout our state were still in danger due to a $90 million budget shortfall --- threatening to diminish access to important services for thousands of developmentally disabled citizens across the state.

Few issues this year have generated more input from concerned constituents. That's why Senator Martins is pleased to announce that support for these vital programs will now be protected under legislation that Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law.

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SENATOR MARTINS TO HOLD “HOW TO PROTECT YOUR CHILD” WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS OF CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) will be holding a free workshop to help parents who have children with special needs. The “How to Protect Your Child Legally and Financially” workshop will take place on Monday, October 27th at 7 pm at the Hicksville Library (169 Jerusalem Avenue, Hicksville). 

     The event will feature a presentation by Andrew Coen, Esq. and Mitch Weisbrot, CLU, ChSNC, both of whom are fathers of children with disabilities, to inform parents about the legal and financial preparations crucial to safeguarding assets and benefits for their special needs children.

     Topics of discussion will include:

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SENATOR MARTINS VISITS SPECTRUM DESIGNS IN PORT WASHINGTON

     Senator Jack M. Martins (R-7th Senate District) recently visited Spectrum Designs Foundation in Port Washington to congratulate Brent Matthew Lillard on receiving the William B. Joslin Outstanding Performance Award from New York State Industries for the Disabled. Brent was nominated for the award by the Foundation, which aims to provide gainful employment and meaningful work opportunities to individuals with autism, for all his hard work and the crucial role he plays there.

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