Resource center celebrated

Reps. Tony Hwang, Larry Miller and Laura Hoydick recognized the Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County and the work it does at the organization’s annual meeting. The dinner honored Tony LaCava, the organization’s executive director who is retiring.

“Tony LaCava has been a driving force behind the success of the Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County,” said Miller. “His service to those in need in our region has set a tremendous example of providing the means of independence to countless citizens, and we will all miss him in his well-earned retirement.”

The Disability Resource Center of Fairfield County is a cross-disability resource and advocacy organization for people with disabilities. Its basic values are consumer primacy, empowerment, and a belief that the problems of disability are located in society, not in the individual. The work of Centers for Independent Living is directed primarily at advocating for the removal of physical and psychological barriers and assisting consumers in dealing with those barriers.