As an amputee and childhood bone cancer survivor, Ted Kennedy, Jr., has been an active leader in the disability rights and independent living movements nearly his entire life. He is a Board Member and Immediate Past Chair of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), one of the nation’s preeminent civil rights and public policy organizations dedicated to social reform and equal rights for persons with disabilities. Ted is the Co-Chair of the Disability Equality Index (DEI), the leading corporate social responsibility, accountability and benchmarking tool that tracks businesses on their disability inclusion policies and practices. Ted is also a health care regulatory attorney and partner in the national law firm Epstein Becker Green, where he counsels many of the nation’s foremost health care companies. From 2015 to 2019, Ted served in the Connecticut State Senate, where he led passage of numerous health care reforms expanding home and community-based care, price transparency and mental health parity. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Center for Medicare Advocacy.