Young Adult Leadership Council

Adam Fishbein

Adam Fishbein is a recent graduate of American University, where he was a politics, policy, and law three-year scholar and earned a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies: communications, law, economics, and government. Adam will continue his education at AU for one more year as a Master of Public Administration candidate before graduating in May 2020. Adam previously worked as a policy intern at NCLD in 2018 through the American Association of People with Disabilities Summer Internship Program. He was a Public Policy and Employment Fellow at RespectAbility in 2017 and a Jewish Inclusion and Volunteer Recruitment Fellow in 2019. Adam has also interned for Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood, and he is currently vice president of the PA Tourette Syndrome Alliance board of directors. Adam is interested in advancing disability policy, particularly education and employment policy, so that the 1 in 5 Americans with disabilities can achieve greatness. Although Adam has struggled with learning and attention issues his entire life, he has developed coping mechanisms and a support system. This has helped him embrace and work with his challenges instead of letting them weigh him down. 

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New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

Education and civil rights advocates are in agreement: Students who are immigrants and those whose parents are immigrants should not have their citizenship status jeopardized when they receive public assistance. However, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) disagrees. Just last week, DHS issued a final rule that is set to go into effect on October … Continue reading New “Public Charge” Rule: The Impact on Students, Families, Schools, and Communities

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