After months of delay, the Senate unanimously confirmed Ari Ne’eman on Tuesday to become the first person with autism to serve on the National Council on Disability.
In December President Barack Obama nominated eight new members to the National Council on Disability, which makes recommendations to the president and Congress on disability issues. Early this year, all of the nominations were confirmed except that of Ne’eman, who has autism and is the founder of the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.
The reason: one or more members of the Senate placed an anonymous hold on the nomination, preventing the full Senate from considering it.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010
An earlier post discussed Ari Ne'eman's nomination to the National Council on Disability.
Disability Scoop reports: