Dear Parents & Friends:

The deadline for the Appropriations and Finance Committees to vote on revised spending and revenue proposals is Thursday and Friday, respectively. As you may have seen, the media reported this morning a bi-partisan budget was likely, while other sources indicated that legislators are still working on it.

While it is not certain that a bipartisan Committee budget will be presented, we want to make sure all members of those Committees hear loud and clear that:

  • Community services are essential and necessary;
  • Community nonprofits save the State money.

State legislators have told The Kennedy Center that for our voice to be heard and change to occur, State Legislators need to hear from you, their constituents.  We are asking you to take a moment and Take Action by sending an email to your legislators to tell them that Community Services are ESSENTIAL and Non Profit Providers deliver high quality services at lower costs than the state. 

By clicking below and putting in your address your legislators will be selected for you.


You can use the prepared letter or make changes.  It is helpful to ask your legislators to fund the services you need. Tell them why you need those services and what life would be like without them. Include pictures of your loved one with I/DD and your family to put a human face to the cuts. 

Questions? Please feel free to contact: Rick Sebastian, President & CEO 203.365.8522, ext. 211 or email or Jo Ann McMullan, V.P. of Development 203.365.8522, ext. 229 or email