White House Celebration of Disability Rights

ASAN President Ari Ne’eman was invited by the Obama Administration to attend an event celebrating the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) held at the White House on July 25, 2009. At the ADA celebration, President Barack Obama signed a proclamation commemorating the ADA and the rights of people with disabilities. President Obama also announced that he has instructed United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice to sign the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Photos from the celebration and announcement ceremony appear below:

Wade Henderson of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (Left) and ASAN President Ari Ne’eman (Right)

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (Left) and ASAN President Ari Ne’eman (Right)

President Barack Obama addressing the gathering at the announcement.