Abinanti Comments on Governor’s Attempted Disability “Joke”

Tarrytown – “I call upon Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to apologize for his attempt to make a joke at the expense of people with developmental disabilities.

Most New Yorkers – especially those with family members with special needs do not appreciate public officials making fun of people with disabilities.

Comments which make light of people with disabilities undermine the efforts of parents and family members who day in and day out work tirelessly to ensure that their family members are understood and accepted in the community.

We hope that those who make and execute public policy would be sensitive to the needs of our most vulnerable and work to foster tolerance, respect, and dignity for all people.”