Joseph Kleppick, Vice-President, is a 29-year-old adult with Asperger’s Syndrome (Autism) and Attention Deficit Disorder. He has been an advocate since the age of 18. Joeseph is employed as an administrative specialist for the Allegheny County Dept. of Real Estate. Presently he serves on many boards within the disability community. He currently is the PEAL Board Vice-President and Co-Chair of the Nominations Committee. Joe is co-founder of the Pennsylvania Youth Leadership Network (PYLN), and serves on the Autism Speaks Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Board and the PA Special Education Advisory Panel. He is a Pittsburgh (Greenfield) Native and presently resides in East McKeesport, Pennsylvania where he is the Chairman of the Democratic Committee of East McKeesport. Joe also Co-Chairs the Disability Caucus of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.