[oregon-l] Gelser is on National Council on Disabilities
lady-potter at comcast.net
Sun Jan 31 09:59:52 GMT 2010
This says it all. To say, I'm angry is not even close! Disappointed,
totally discouraged, disilusioned oh yesz.
>From a White House press release yesterday:
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, 12/16/09
* Marie Collins Johns, Deputy Administrator, Small Business Administration
a.. Gwendolyn E. Boyd, Member, Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater
Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation
b.. Jonathan M. Young, Chair, National Council on Disability
c.. Carol Jean Reynolds, Member, National Council on Disability
d.. Fernando Torres-Gil, Member, National Council on Disability
e.. Chester Alonzo Finn, Member, National Council on Disability
f.. Gary Blumenthal, Member, National Council on Disability
g.. Sara Gelser, Member, National Council on Disability
h.. Ari Ne'eman, Member, National Council on Disability
i.. Dongwoo Joseph "Joe" Pak, Member, National Council on Disability
President Obama said, "I am grateful that these fine individuals have
chosen to serve in my administration. They will bring a depth of experience
and valued perspective to their roles, and I look forward to working with
them in the months and years ahead."
edit to add, from the press release:
Ari Ne'eman, Nominee for Member, National Council on Disability
Ari Ne'eman is the Founding President of the Autistic Self-Advocacy
Network, where he initiates and directs efforts to increase the
representation of autistic individuals in public policy discussions. He is a
leading advocate in the neurodiversity movement, frequently briefing
policymakers and speaking publicly on disability and autism policy issues.
Mr. Ne'eman also serves as Vice Chair of the New Jersey Adults with Autism
Task Force, where he represents autistic adults in reviewing the state's
autism services. He also previously served on the New Jersey's Special
Education Review Commission, where he authored a minority report on the
topic of aversives, restraint and seclusion. Mr. Ne'eman previously served
as the Policy Workgroup Leader for the Youth Advisory Council to the
National Council on Disability. He is a board member of TASH and the Autism
National Committee. In 2008, he received the HSC Foundation "Advocates in
Disability" Award. Mr. Ne'eman is currently an undergraduate at the
University of Maryland-Baltimore County where he studies political science
and expects to graduate in May 2010. In 2000, Mr. Ne'eman was diagnosed with
Asperger's Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder.
I can see that our President doesn't listen well either.
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