Saturday, April 18, 2009
HHS Appoints Adviser with Firsthand Experience with Disabilities
Henry Claypool, who has been appointed as the top disability advisor for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, knows a thing or two about the disability system. Twenty-five years ago, he suffered a spinal cord injury and relied on Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
As director of the HHS Office on Disability, Claypool will be the top disability advisor to the HHS secretary and will oversee all HHS programs for individuals with disabilities. Read the news release.