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Posted on: February 5, 2020

IN THE NEWS: Tong shares personal story of supporting sister with special needs at Greenwich meeting

Tong shares personal story of supporting sister with special needs at Greenwich meeting

By Tatiana Flowers Last Updated: Feb. 4, 2020 1:25 p.m. 

GREENWICH — The Connecticut attorney general’s reason for appearing at a Greenwich meeting for people with disabilities Monday morning was twofold.

William Tong, in his role as attorney general, upholds the civil rights of people with special needs when they are discriminated against because of their disabilities.

But he also showed up to the Town Hall meeting with a personal interest.

“I am the brother of my eldest sister, who has cognitive and learning disabilities that have challenged her profoundly for all of her life,” Tong said.

“We grew up in a time when people didn’t understand the language” to describe issues affecting people with special needs, he said. “And programs were not well-developed, not well-publicized.”

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