Below are updates and information that I believe is helpful to you.
It is my honor to represent our district. I am excited to hear from you about the issues raised in this newsletter or any other topics you think I should know about.
Have a great day!
Coffee and Conversations
Join State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey and me next week for Coffee and Conversation at the Crown Cafe on Madison Ave.
The LGBTQ+ Caucus & RuPaul's Drag Race
Thank you RuPaul for giving our small but mighty caucus a chance to show off our small but mighty state! Much love to all the queens representing Connecticut this season. Now more than ever, we need bright stars like Amethyst, Robin, Loosey, and Jax.
Thank you for being you and reminding everyone that human of expression is a human right.
April is Autism Acceptance Month. This year's theme, “Celebrate Differences,” aims to herald the acceptance of individuals beyond the spectrum.
Formerly known as Autism Awareness Month, in 2021 the Autism Society of America changed it to Autism Acceptance Month to promote receptivity and inclusivity.
Autism is a complex developmental condition stemming from differences in a person's brain structure and neurotransmitters affecting individuals' verbal and non-verbal communication. Currently, 1 in 54 children is diagnosed with autism every year.
Things to remember about autism:
Autism is a disorder, not a disease.
Autistic individuals need our support and not our judgment.
It is likely you have met someone with autism, even if you think you haven't.
Everyone on the autism spectrum is different, and there are many subtypes.
Children with autistic characteristics are generally diagnosed by age four.
Diagnosis rates may be increasing, but there are now better ways to monitor and assess symptoms.
To learn more about autism and state resources, click the button below