Posted by Christina Jedra January 26, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Office of Senator Katherine Clark:
Senator Katherine Clark (D-5th Middlesex) has received the noteworthy “Legislator of the Year” award from the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP). Clark was invited to attend ADDP’s 2013 legislative luncheon to accept the award in recognition of her efforts on behalf of disability providers throughout the Commonwealth.
“We are particularly grateful to Senator Clark for her understanding that all people of the Commonwealth, including those with disabilities and their families, be treated with respect and dignity. Part of that respect is including people with disabilities during deliberations at the State House,” said Gary Blumenthal, ADDP Executive Director. “We thank the Senator for giving a voice to the most vulnerable members of our communities as she has done for her whole career.”
ADDP is committed to enhancing the political, financial and professional/educational health of member organizations that care for people with disabilities, including developmental disabilities and acquired brain injuries, and their families.
“I am truly honored to receive this recognition from the ADDP,” said Clark. “We share the goal of supporting people with disabilities and their service providers to create educational and employment opportunities to allow all people to build a rich community life.”