ALBANY, N.Y. - As Senate members met Sunday there was one man who came to ask for their help and fight for a cause.
Michael Carey, of Glenmont, tried to grab the attention of State Senators on Sunday as they entered into budget negotiations all in the name of his autistic son Jonathan who was crushed to death in a van by a state employee in 2007.
"Please be very vocal for the disabled, the most vulnerable," Carey said to lawmakers.
"I think he'd be proud of me. I'm carrying on. I got the easy part. My son he suffered tremendously," said Carey.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has proposed $120 million cut to disability services. It's something Carey won't stand for.
"The cuts are going to come from direct care staff and the abuse and the neglect and the deaths are going to increase significantly," said Carey.
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