Ari Ne’eman has been appointed to the National Council on Disability. This will make him the first autistic member of the Council. Mr. Ne’eman is the Founding President of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN).
I have been checking the Senate Calendar periodically to monitor the status of his nomination, which was on hold. When I found his name was no longer on the calendar, I did a quick Google search and found Senate Confirms Controversial Autism Self-Advocate To National Disability Council. Disability Scoop notes that Mr. Ne’eman’s appointment was unanimously approved by the Senate.
Earlier this year, Mr. Ne’eman was appointed to the Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.