Good News for the Autism community, and for the cross disability movement as a whole. Ari Ne’eman has been announced as one of President Obama’s latest Presidential Appointees. He is currently awaiting confirmation by the senate for a position on the National Council on Disability. You can read the press release on the White House website here, as well as the names and Bios of other Appointees.
I would like to let you know how pleased I am with President Obama’s recent Nomination of Ari Ne’eman to the National Council on Disability.
Mr. Ne’eman has worked tirelessly to make sure that the interests of individuals of all ages across the Autism Spectrum, be it Employment Issues for higher functioning Individuals, Access to AAC Devices for those who are non-verbal, or even in assuring that the lower functioning individuals on the Autism Spectrum are safe from care giver abuse and have access to community based services. His work promoting the causes of the Cross-disability community helps all disabled Americans fight prejudice and give back to their communities.
I am proud to have his voice as the one that is representing my needs as a Disabled American, and look forward to his confirmation, as well as all the work he will do on the NCD. I also look forward to his working along side you all to protect the interests of all Americans though these efforts.
I would like to encourage you all to write similar letters of support; Congress.org is a useful tool for this, but if you don’t want to register, you can look up your Senators and their contact info on this page of the Senate.gov site. If you want to thank the president, you can do so either through the above mentioned Congress.org or on the White House website, here.