Monday, July 19, 2010

U.S. Senate Confirms Self-Advocate to National Disability Council

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Ari Ne'eman to become the first person with autism to serve on the National Council on Disability.

The Council, an independent Federal agency, makes recommendations on disability policy to the President, Congress, and Federal agencies. President Obama appointed Mr. Ne'eman along with seven others in December, but a unanimous hold was placed on Mr. Ne'eman's appointment. The hold, which prevented the Senate from voting on the nomination, was lifted earlier this month.

For more information on the Council and its members, visit the National Council on Disability website (click here).

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