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The Arc of the U.S. invited to White House meeting about R-Word

February 02, 2010
From The Arc of the United States
The Arc of the United States has been invited to attend a meeting at the White House to discuss the recent controversy surrounding the Chief of Staff's use of the R-word. Peter V. Berns, Chief Executive Officer, of The Arc will be attending along with other disability advocates and self-advocates, including: Andy Imparato, American Association of People with Disabilities; Hannah Jacobs, parent; Julie Petty, self-advocate; Tim Shriver, Special Olympics; and Ricardo Thornton, self-advocate.