President Biden announced in March his intent to appoint 21 individuals to serve as members on the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID). Nick Perry, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) Chairman, has been selected to serve on this committee.
Perry is a sibling of a young man with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), and he’s also been a foster father to children with disabilities. Perry has over 25 years of cumulative experience in the disability field, ranging from disability policy and implementation to corporate disability inclusion strategy. Currently, he is the Disability Inclusion Subject Matter Expert for the Boeing company. Additionally, Perry was appointed by Governor Kemp and leads the Georgia Sibling Connection, a support and social group for siblings of individuals with 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.
“It is such a great honor to be appointed to the PCPID by President Biden. I am committed to continued advocacy with, and on behalf of, the disability community,” said Perry.
The PCPID 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. Perry has served as GCDD Chairman just over a year.