Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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July 8, 2019

Senator Anwar Releases Statement After Signing of Legislation Expanding Healthcare Coverage for Autism, Dementia

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State Senator Saud Anwar joins Governor Ned Lamont, political leaders and healthcare supporters as Lamont signs legislation expanding transition services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder.

HARTFORD, CT – Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) issued the following statement after Governor Ned Lamont signed two public acts expanding healthcare benefits for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and for care of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

“Society cannot operate unless we take care of everyone, which is why I’m proud to support this legislation,” said Sen. Anwar. “By enacting these bills, we make important updates to transition services for children who experience autism spectrum disorder, better preparing them for their futures. We also put new, important protections in place to require healthcare professionals to better learn how to recognize Alzheimer’s disease and make recommendations to improve their care. Both of these will play an important role in protecting all members of our society who need help.”