Ritter Proposes Restoring Previously Cut Services For Deaf And Hard Of Hearing Community

Speaker of the House Matt Ritter speaks through an interpreter to reporters and advocates for the deaf and hard-of-hearing community at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. At left are state Reps. Christopher Poulos and Jillian Gilchrest, and at right are Luisa Gasco-Soboleski, and Dr. Harvey Corson. Photo credit: Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie

West Hartford is home to the American School for the Deaf, and State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest (D-West Hartford) said she would work to make sure that the bill gets passed during the coming year.

By Hudson Kamphausen, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A new bureau for services for the deaf and hard of hearing community is expected to cost less than $250,000 a year, Speaker of the House Matt Ritter said Tuesday morning.

Ritter – who was joined by state Reps Jilian Gilchrest (West Hartford) and Christopher Poulos, Dr. Harvey Corson, and Luisa Gasco-Soboleski – said in a news conference that the bill, which would propose a “Bureau of Deaf, Deafblind, and Hard of Hearing” services, was one of his top priorities for the coming legislative session.

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