Sen. Murphy will visit with autism families

Published on Friday, 13 April 2018 16:19
Written by Skyler Frazer


NEW BRITAIN – U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-CT, will be visiting central Connecticut over the next few days, making stops in Newington and New Britain along the way.

On Sunday, Murphy will visit Autism Families CONNECTicut to host a listening session with parents, family members and activists impacted by autism. Murphy hopes to hear firsthand how he can better advocate for individuals with autism.

The roundtable will begin at 12 p.m. on Sunday April 15 at Autism Families CONNECTicut, 600 North Mountain Rd., Newington. April is National Autism Awareness Month.

On Monday, Murphy will visit New Britain to host another discussion. At 11 a.m. on Monday, April 16, Murphy will visit School Apartments Senior Housing to hear from senior citizens, caretakers and medical service providers about the impact rising prescription drug costs are having on residents. State Healthcare Advocate Ted Doolittle and State Sen. Terry Gerratana will also attend the meeting. Murphy will take their feedback back to Washington to help him inform his work to bring down health care costs and hold pharmaceutical companies accountable.

The discussion will be in the School Apartments Senior Housing’s community room, 161 South Main St. Street parking will be available on South Main Street.

Both meetings are open to the public and residents are invited to attend.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at

Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, Newington on Friday, 13 April 2018 16:19. Updated: Friday, 13 April 2018 16:22.