President Obama Announces New Appointment to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

President Obama has announced his intent to appoint Michael A. Strautmanis to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. Mr. Strautmanis is currently Vice President of Strategic Programs for Corporate Citizenship at the Walt Disney Company. Visit the White House announcement to learn more.

The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities Releases its 2012 Report to President Obama

The President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) released its 2012 Report to The President that addresses the provision of long-term services and supports through managed care arrangements. It includes background information about the evolution of managed care and offers 15 recommendations for the federal government to pursue. The recommendations fall into four categories: disability stakeholder engagement, choice and self-determination, consumer protections and rights, and quality measurement, data collection and research.

The Arc’s CEO Peter Berns Appointed to Presidential Committee

President Barack Obama announced his appointments to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, which included The Arc’s CEO Peter Berns. This expert group will provide advice and assistance to President Obama and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics that impact people with I/DD and their families.