National Summit on Disability Policy 2010

NCD Chairman Jonathan Young at the podium at the National Summit on Disability Policy 2010

NCD celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with its partners by convening the first-ever National Disability Policy Summit July 25-28 in Washington, DC.

A high-energy, diverse group of more than 500 people from U.S. Territories, tribal entities, 48 states, and one foreign country gathered at the multi-day Summit to launch a national dialogue on disability policies and programs for the 21st century. Attendees were asked to identify emerging opportunities to enhance Living, Learning and Earning-the Summit's theme-for people with disabilities.

The programming for the Summit was guided by a conviction that the greatest challenge in making a real difference in the lives of people with disabilities relates to effective cross-silo coordination and collaboration. The goal was to focus on recommendations that feature "how to" steps for change, rather than to reaffirm longstanding well-established problems.

National Summit on Disability Policy 2010

Dates: July 25-28, 2010
Location: Washington, D.C.
Venue: Renaissance Washington, D.C. Downtown Hotel
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Agenda: (HTML)
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