Ari Ne’eman is an Autistic Disability Rights Activist and co-founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) from the United States.
Ari Daniel Ne’eman (/neɪəˈmɑːn/; born December 10, 1987) is an American disability rights activist who co-founded the Autistic Self Advocacy Network in 2006. On December 16, 2009, President Barack Obama announced that Ne’eman would be appointed to the National Council on Disability. After an anonymous hold was lifted, Ne’eman was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate to serve on the Council on June 22, 2010. He chaired the Council’s Policy & Program Evaluation Committee. Ne’eman has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome, which made him the first autistic person to serve on the council. In 2015, Ne’eman left the National Council on Disability at the end of his second term. He currently serves as a consultant to the American Civil Liberties Union. As of 2019, he also is a Ph.D. candidate in Health Policy at Harvard University.