Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Haslam Picks Henry

Bill Haslam has appointed a life-long disability advocate to lead the Department of Intellectual Disabilities:

Henry spent much of his career in the General Assembly advocating for the rights and the dignity of people with developmental disabilities, and he himself has a child who has a developmental disability. It is worth noting that Henry took up the mantle of disability advocacy at a time (1980, upon his election to the State House) when so many people were still blissfully unaware of the nature of many intellectual and other disabilities and were still hesitant to see people with disabilities participating in the larger society.

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