Presidential Inauguration Includes Disability Ball Jan 21, 2013
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According to Michelle Diament of Disability Scoop, there was a ball specifically planned for the disability community at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. Some 400 people were expected to gather with members of Congress, as well as Obama administration officials, at the Disability Community Inaugural Ball on Saturday night, January 19th. The event at the National Press Club was one of several balls scheduled to celebrate Obama's inauguration on January 21st. It was hosted by the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability Power & Pride and has support from The Arc, United Cerebral Palsy and the National Council on Independent Living, among other organizations. Members of Congress, including Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, and Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., made up the honorary committee for the ball.