By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Senator Scott Wilk, R- Antelope Valley, announces he is the recipient of Easter Seals California’s “2018 Senate Champion Award.” The award was presented to Senator Wilk at the 14th annual Legislative Award Gala in recognition of his legislative work on behalf of children and adults with disabilities.
For over ninety years, Easter Seals has been instrumental in developing a community-based system of services and supports to help keep families together and to assist infants, children, adults and seniors with disabilities to reach their fullest potential and to live as independently as possible. Easter Seals’ services include early intervention, school-age pediatric therapy and classroom support, respite, independent living, supported employment, employment services for veterans, residential homes, autism therapy services, adult day services and senior care.
Senator Wilk was honored for his leadership on Senate Bill 283, a measure to extend the age limit for eligibility to receive services designed to support individuals with developmental disabilities. He continues to pursue a solution to this critical issue through the budget process.