The Administration for Community Living is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Johnson, Ed.D., as deputy director of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD).
Dr. Johnson holds a doctorate in special education from the George Washington University (GW). She has worked at the Department of Health and Human Services for over a decade. She began her career with the federal government in AIDD when it was a part of the Administration for Children and Families. In her most recent position, she led the Office of Program Support for AIDD.
Previously, Dr. Johnson worked in the private sector holding positions in organizations such as the Council for Exceptional Children, the National Clearinghouse for Professions in Special Education, the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, and GW. Her work focused on a broad variety of disability issues, including early care and education, implementation of disability policy, the intersection of disability and diversity, and professional development for educators.
As deputy director of AIDD, Dr. Johnson will assist in providing overall leadership for the agency, including policy direction and management of staff and daily operations.
We look forward to working with Dr. Johnson to improve opportunities for people with disabilities to access quality services and supports, achieve economic self-sufficiency, and experience equality and inclusion in all facets of community life.