Congratulations, Senator John Mannion on your reelection as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Disabilities!
Senator Mannion has had a steadfast focus on disability issues and legislation during his time in public office. He has been instrumental in passing key pieces of legislation that aim to help people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) live richer lives, which also aligns with Aspire of WNY’s mission. We are proud to have a representative that cares about the community we serve.
Senator Mannion has sponsored legislation that benefits the lives of the I/DD population. This includes establishing a living allowance for adults with developmental disabilities, creating a public awareness campaign to combat stigmas about developmental disabilities, and supporting legislation that increases the flexibility for those with disabilities to make decisions about their guardianship. Senator Mannion has also expanded the Preferred Source Program to boost employment opportunities for I/DD individuals, secured the first cost of living increase for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who support the I/DD population, and he continues to work towards solutions to address workforce and housing shortages.
“We are so happy to have representative that supports our mission.”
Senator Mannion has stated that he is passionate about helping people reach their greatest potential and at Aspire, we are driven by the core belief that children and adults with developmental disabilities have the right to realize their full potential and live as independently as possible. President and CEO of Aspire, Renee A. Filip, stated that “We are so happy to have a representative that supports our mission.”
Congratulations again, Senator Mannion!
Learn more about Aspire of WNY’s services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.