In 1987, the Committee welcomed a delegation from the China Fund for the Handicapped. Headed by its founder and director, Deng Pufang (the son of Deng Xiaoping), himself wheelchair-bound as a result of a fall from a fourth-floor window during the Cultural Revolution, the delegation made stops in New York, D.C., Florida, and California, where it met with a host of national and local leaders, including President Ronald Reagan, Senator Ted Kennedy, and L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley. Then-NCUSCR president and delegation escort Art Rosen said Deng saw the trip as part of his mission "to raise public consciousness in China and the world to the problems of the handicapped."