Autism

White House Supports Autistic Disability Council Nominee

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Disability Scoop has a new article about the nomination of Ari Ne’eman to the National Council on Disability.

Mr. Ne’eman’s appointment has been on hold in the Senate, as noted in a New York Times article and on this blog (and others).

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“We are still behind Mr. Ne’eman and hope for a quick confirmation,” a senior White House official told Disability Scoop on Monday.

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The appointment has the support of multiple disability advocacy groups. Again, from Disability Scoop:

 

Nonetheless, more than a dozen disability advocacy groups including the Autism Society of America, Easter Seals, Special Olympics and the American Association of People with Disabilities have expressed support for Ne’eman’s appointment.

 

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