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cullerton 041921VILLA PARK – To continue his commitment to advocate for people with developmental disabilities, State Senator Tom Cullerton (D- Villa Park) met with members of the Ray Graham Association on Monday.

“I had a great time meeting with Christian from the Ray Graham Association today. I always enjoy getting the opportunity to meet with local Ray Graham participants. The work Ray Graham does and the services they provide are essential for the disability community in the 23rd District and DuPage County,” Cullerton said. “I will continue to make this community a priority as we work to pass a budget and various pieces of legislation aimed at supporting organizations like the Ray Graham Association.”

The Ray Graham Association is non-profit organization that serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout DuPage, Will, Cook, Grundy and Kane counties. The group helps people with disabilities find jobs and ensure themselves independence through interview training, resume writing, and learning to dress for success.

The Ray Graham Association, which was founded in 1950, now serves over 2,000 people with disabilities and employs nearly 350 people. It believes in a person-centered approach to care and community, and provides people with disabilities and their families an array of services that cater to their individual needs, strengths and dreams.

“After this unprecedented year, support for this community is more important than ever,” Cullerton said. “I hope to continue meeting with organizations like the Ray Graham Association to learn how I can best advocate for the funding and support they need.”

To support people with disabilities, Senator Cullerton is co-sponsoring Senate Bill 1787, which would expand and accelerate state support services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

*Photo attached. Caption: Sen. Cullerton meets with Christian, a participant with the Ray Graham Association. Credit: Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus.