Governor Jerry Brown has announced the appointment of Steven Kapp, 27, of Culver City, to the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Kapp has been a graduate student intern at the University of California, Los Angeles Tarjan Center since 2012, a guest lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles since 2011 and graduate student in the University's Department of Education since 2009.
He was a research assistant at the University of California, Los Angeles Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills for Young Adults from 2009 to 2010 and a supervisor at the New Roads School Spectrum Program summer session in 2009.
He is a member of the Society for Disability Studies, the Cognitive Development Society, the Academic Autistic Spectrum Partnership in Research and Education and co-founder of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network, Los Angeles Chapter.
Kapp was the science committee chair of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network from 2011 to 2013, a youth advisor for the California Health Incentives Improvement Project from 2010 to 2012 and was founding president of the Alliance of Students with Disabilities in 2008.
Kapp earned a Master of Arts degree in education from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Pursuant to statute, this position is nominated by the Senate Rules Committee and appointed by the Governor.
This position does not require Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem. Kapp is registered without party preference.