07 February 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Midlander to join 150 from around U.S. at White House briefing

Photo of Paul White with son Adam White

By Cheryl Wade for the Midland Daily News – February 7, 2012

A longtime leader in The Arc of Midland is set to visit the White House to hear from Obama administration representatives about how government relates to people with disabilities.

Paul White, with his wife Kim, have three biological sons and a fourth who soon will be adopted into the family. The Whites‘ son Adam, 13, has Down Syndrome and attends Northeast Middle School. White is immediate past president of The Arc Michigan, which is a resource for 33 Arcs around the state. Before serving two years as Arc Michigan president, White served on the board of the state organization and as president of The Arc Midland. When the director of The Arc Michigan asked him if he would like to attend a White House meeting set for Friday, ”my first reaction to all this was ’Wow! This is a great responsibility,‘“ White said. ”First of all, I‘m going as a representative of the Arc US, and then The Arc Michigan, and then The Arc Midland … I‘m representing everyone who knows me.“

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