New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) (right) met with representatives of Ontario ARC— an organization dedicated to helping those in the disability community— at New York State Assembly Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day, May 11. From left are; Gail Furst, Bill Himes and Jeffrey Stoddard and certified therapy dog, Albert.
Legislative Disabilities Awareness Day is an opportunity for Assembly members and advocates for the disability community to raise awareness of the needs of those living with disabilities. The day featured artwork from students, speakers, educational seminars, and an award ceremony for Michael Seereiter, who was presented the Dr. Henry Viscardi Jr. Advocacy award for showing an outstanding commitment to helping those in the disability community.
Editor’s Note: A jpg of New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb at the event is available at: http://ppl.ug/kMfCGz6yFOk/.