THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SHIRLEY W. RYAN TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL ON DISABILITY
President Clinton announced today his intent to nominate Shirley W. Ryan to the National Council on Disability.
Shirley W. Ryan of Illinois has served as a member of the National Council on Disability since 1992. She is the chairman and co-founder of Pathways Awareness Foundation in Chicago, a public health awareness organization which is dedicated to education for and about children with movement difficulties. She is also president and co-founder of Pathways Center for Children, a neurodevelopmental therapy center for children with delayed gross or fine motor activity and/or eating involvement.
Ryan is active in numerous philanthropic organizations, including United Cerebral Palsy of Chicago, the Ronald McDonald's Childrens Charities and the Chicago Community Trust. Ryan received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northwestern University.
The National Council on Disability is responsible for promoting the integration, independence and productivity of individuals with disabilities in the community, schools, the workplace and all other aspects of American life. In the fulfillment of this mission, the Council evaluates the effectiveness of federal government programs and statutes concerning individuals with disabilities. The Council has a FY 1995 budget of approximately $1.8 million and a full-time staff of nine.