Assemblyman McLaughlin honors Dr. Henry Viscardi, Jr. Advocacy Award Winner Cliff Perez of Troy at the Capitol, Monday, May 21, 2012.
“Our disabled community needs people like Cliff Perez, who possess a firsthand understanding of the challenges facing people with impairments, who uses his own experiences to drive his advocacy work,” said McLaughlin. “For nearly three decades, Mr. Perez has been a passionate leader when it comes to supporting disabled New Yorkers, not only in providing the services they rely on, but also helping them become self-reliant. As we celebrate Disabilities Awareness Day, I can think of no better time to honor Mr. Perez’s efforts and point to him as a shining example of the commitment and hard work it takes to truly support disabled New Yorkers.”