Habib, the project director of the
"The president's appointment of Dan to this important committee is testament to Dan's unwavering commitment to issues related to disability and the national impact of his work," said IOD director
Established by President Johnson in 1966, the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) aims to ensure the right of a "decent, dignified place in society" for people with intellectual disabilities. The PCPID promotes policies and initiatives that support independence and lifelong inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities in their respective communities.
The committee's duties include advising the president and secretary of the
* Expansion of educational opportunities;
* Promotion of homeownership;
* Assurance of workplace integration;
* Improvement of transportation options;
* Expansion of full access to community living;
* Increasing access to assistive and universally designed technologies.
"I am confident that these outstanding men and women will serve the American people well in their new roles and I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come," said
Habib, a former photography editor of the Concord Monitor, received the Champion of Human and Civil Rights Award from the NEA (
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