Ari Ne'eman

Ari Ne'eman

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G3, Political Analysis)

Ari Ne’eman received his BA in Political Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in 2010, and has since worked in disability policy advocacy. From 2006 to 2016, he served as executive director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, a national advocacy organization run by and for Autistic Americans. From 2010 to 2015, he served as one of President Obama’s appointees to the National Council on Disability. Most recently, he worked as a consultant to the American Civil Liberties Union, the UCSF Community Living Policy Center, the Partnership to Improve Patient Care and other organizations interested in health and disability policy. He is the author of a forthcoming book on the history of American disability advocacy entitled The Right To Live In This World (Simon & Schuster, 2021). He is especially interested in researching Long Term Services and Supports policy and the impact of Medicaid Managed Care on people with disabilities.

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