A Simple Life, a Childlike Faith

A Simple Life, a Childlike Faith

May 2011 White House Monthly Disability Call

Few people realize that 17 per cent of the population of the US is disabled.  This is a large number and growing.  Additionally, it means that every person in the US is touched by disabilities in one way or another.  Every faith group is touched by many forms of disability–from age-related cognitive decline to birth defects, autism.  Physical and mental health issues grab the Christian, Jew, Muslim and infidel.  Therefore, The White House has formed a disability group.  Each month thousands of people join to be a part of the discussions regarding disabilities via a conference phone call.  Here is the information regarding the May 2011 White House Disability Call.

Subject: Next White House Monthly Disability Call
Date: Thu, 19 May 2011 08:30:46 -0500
From: White House Disability Group <>
Reply- White House Disability Group <>
In order to help keep you more informed, we are hosting monthly calls to update you on various disability issues as well as to introduce you to persons who work on disability issues in the Federal government.

Our next call will be Thursday, May 26 at 3:00 PM Eastern.


I would encourage you to call in about five minutes early due to the large volume of callers.

If you received this email as a forward but would like to be added to the White House Disability Group email distribution list, please visit our website at and fill out the contact us form in the disabilities section.

This month’s call will feature:

Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood


Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Department of Education, Russlynn Ali

Director of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Department of Labor, Patricia Shiu


The call also will include updates on civil rights, health care, and fiscal/budget issues.

We strongly urge and ask that you distribute this email broadly to your networks and listserves so that everyone has an opportunity to learn of this valuable information.

The conference call information is below.

Dial in for listeners: (800) 230-1085

Title: White House Disability Call (use instead of code)

Date of Call: 05/26/2011

Start Time: 3:00 PM Eastern (dial in 5 minutes early)

This call is off the record and not for press purposes.

For live captioning, at the start time of the event, please login by clicking on the link below. Please only use this feature if you are deaf or hard of hearing.

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