National Council on Disability to Release Disability Indicators Report

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Apr 8 2008

Contact: Mark S. Quigley
202-272-2004

WASHINGTON—The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release Keeping Track: National Disability Status and Performance Indicators at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA, on Monday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. This event is open to the public.

This report describes what is known about the status of people with disabilities in the United States, and examines current data to assess the extent to which they meaningfully measure the well-being of people with disabilities.

Speakers include:

John R. Vaughn, NCD Chairperson, Fort Myers, FL, Introduction
Cynthia Wainscott, NCD Board Member, Cartersville, GA, Moderator
Daniel Bertoni, Director, Benefits and Protections for Workers, Families, and Children, U.S. Government Accountability Office, Washington, DC
Bonnie O'Day, Ph.D., Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC
Christopher Hoenig, President and CEO, The State of the USA, Washington, DC
Nanette Goodman, Independent Consultant, Derwood, MD

NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. We provide advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that: (A) guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and (B) empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

For more information, please contact NCD's Director of External Affairs Mark S. Quigley at mquigley@ncd.gov or 202-272-2004 or visit www.ncd.gov.