Staff

Nancy Ward, Training Specialist

Nancy Ward is the Training Specialist for the Arc of The United States. Her duties include developing and organizing training materials to ensure these are accessible to everyone.

Miss Ward is a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. She is a champion of many causes and works with numerous organizations that allow people with disabilities to expand their rights and freedoms by becoming active participants in their communities. She focuses on helping people learn to gain self-confidence and respect for themselves, and to know that they are equals with their peers. This enables individuals to realize their self worth and encourages them to expand their hopes and dreams, and helps them to understand that it is OK to dream.

Nancy Ward has worked with many disability advocacy organizations including The Arc, People First and Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE).

Casey Nitsch, Research Associate

Casey Nitsch joined The Arc in 2011 as a Research Associate in the Department of Research and Innovations. She works on various grants and projects including the Medicaid Reference Desk.

Casey has a master’s degree in philosophy and social policy, a bachelor’s degree in philosophy, a bachelor’s degree in communication media, and a certificate in public anthropology from American University in Washington, DC.

David Kennedy, Online Communications Manager

David Kennedy serves as the Online Communications Manager for The Arc, overseeing its online initiatives, including The Autism NOW Center. Prior to working with The Arc, Mr. Kennedy worked as a copywriter and journalist, writing for corporations and covering the local news and sports beat at a community newspaper.

He has a master’s degree in interactive media from Elon University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Central Florida. He is an avid blogger and social media enthusiast. You can follow him on Twitter.

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