Reps. Julie A. Casimiro and Thomas E. Noret

Rep. Julie A. Casimiro, a Democrat, represents District 31 in North Kingstown and Exeter.  Rep. Thomas E. Noret, a Democrat, represents District 25 in Coventry and West Warwick.

Earlier this year, when the students and families of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities at Rhode Island College feared that they would be losing access to crucial educational services for students who are blind and visually-impaired, a coalition of students, their families, faculty and advocates sprang to action.  Together, the General Assembly recognized the issue and in rapid time, pledged to support the Sherlock Center for 2 years in the state’s budget so that our students who are blind and visually-impaired and their service providers remain together.

The legislature then

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