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President Biden Announces Key Appointments to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual

Paul Aronsohn, Member, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities

The President’s Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities serves as a federal advisor to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to persons with intellectual disabilities. The Committee has 21 citizens members who serve two-year terms. Individuals appointed to this Committee reflect the diversity of America and include people with intellectual disabilities and their family members, researchers, service providers and other professionals, community and business representatives, and systems advocates.


Paul Aronsohn, Member, President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities


Paul Aronsohn currently serves 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. Aronsohn has held positions in both the public and private sectors, serving as Mayor of Ridgewood, NJ as well as at the U.S. Department of State during the Clinton Administration. Aronsohn’s understanding and passion for disability issues is rooted in his family experience. He learned so much from his siblings, including his sister Patti, who lived her life with disabilities as well as with enormous strength, courage, grace, and beauty. He also learned from their mother, Margot, who was his sister’s primary caregiver.


Read the complete White House press release here.

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