NJ’s Ombudsman for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Named to President Biden’s Commission

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President Biden has nominated Paul Aronsohn, New Jersey’s Ombudsman for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, to the President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities. This committee advises the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to people with IDD. The twenty-one committee members include people with intellectual disabilities and their family members, researchers, service providers and other professionals, community and business representatives, and systems advocates. Three others who join Paul on the nomination slate have ties to The Arc, including The Arc of the US, The Arc of Philadelphia, and The Arc of Massachusetts.

Paul has been serving as New Jersey’s statewide Ombudsman for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities and Their Families, a position to which he was appointed by Governor Phil Murphy in April 2018. As such, he serves as the administration’s lead advocate and ally for New Jersey residents in need of critical services and supports ranging from early childhood through adulthood.

The Arc of Essex County congratulates Paul and looks forward to the contributions he will make as part of this national advisory committee.