The Arc of New London Advocates for Individuals with Disabilities

May 26, 2017


HartfordState Senator Paul Formica (R-East Lyme) met with advocates from The Arc of New London County at the state Capitol on May 25. The local chapter of the Arc visited the Capitol to advocate for support from lawmakers at a legislative reception hosted by the CT Nonprofit Alliance.

The Arc Connecticut is an advocacy organization committed to protecting the rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and to promoting opportunities for their full inclusion in the life of their communities.

Sen. Formica and Senate Republicans have offered multiple budget proposals this year to restore funding for services for people living with disabilities including for employment and day services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Funding these programs will allow individuals with disabilities over 21 years old who age out of other supports to access day services and care as well as job opportunities.

The Arc of New London County is Southeastern Connecticut’s leading advocacy group for people living with disabilities. For more information on the local chapter of The Arc visit or call (860) 889-4435.

Pictured left to right: The Arc of New London’s Director of Community Life & Advocacy Denise Tift,  Senator Paul Formica, and advocates Tiffiny Stanley and Sunny Murray.

Senator Paul Formica represents the communities of Bozrah, East Lyme, a portion of Montville, New London, Old Lyme, a portion of Old Saybrook, Salem, and Waterford. For more information visit or call 800-842-1421.