STATE HOUSE – The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council has unanimously selected Rep. Josh S. Cutler (D-Pembroke) as their 2020 Legislator of the Year. He will be honored at the group’s annual legislative reception to be held virtually this March.
The Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC) is an independent state agency that supports people with developmental disabilities and their families. Their missions is to help create opportunities for individuals to lead successful lives in their communities, support inclusive education and greater employment opportunities.
Rep. Cutler, who currently serves as vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities, has led an effort to promote disability hiring practices and remove barriers to employment.
“I’m delighted to accept this award and grateful to the MDDC and other dedicated advocates for your efforts to promote workforce development for people who have developmental disabilities,” said Rep. Cutler.
In recognizing Rep. Cutler, the MDDC also noted his support for Nicky’s Law, bipartisan legislation to establish a statewide caretaker registry to protect individuals from serial abusers, and his efforts to establish a permanent a permanent commission on the status of persons with disabilities which was recently signed into law by Governor Baker.
The Mass. Developmental Disabilities Council’s Virtual Legislative Reception on March 3, 2021.