National Council on Disability to Meet in Washington to Hear Issues Affecting People with Disabilities, Release Reports

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Contact: Mark S. Quigley

WASHINGTON—The National Council on Disability (NCD) will conduct its next quarterly meeting at the Academy for Educational Development (AED), 1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor Conference Center, Washington, DC, beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, March 30, 2009, and ending at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. All times are Eastern Daylight Time.

NCD believes it is vital to hear from communities around the country on what works and what does not for people with disabilities. This quarterly meeting will provide another opportunity for that exchange. The agenda will include sessions on emergency preparedness, healthcare, employment, civil rights, international issues, and the release of a policy paper and a congressionally mandated report.


March 31

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

NCD will release a policy paper examining the status of employment of people with disabilities in the Federal Government and making recommendations for improving federal hiring and advancement of employees with disabilities.

3:45 p.m. – 5 p.m.

NCD will release its annual Progress Report to the President and Congress that details the challenges, issues, and solutions impacting people with disabilities nationwide.

The purpose of NCD, an independent federal agency, is to promote programs, practices, policies and procedures that ensure full inclusion of people with disabilities into all aspects of society. NCD accomplishes this mission by providing advice and making recommendations to the President, Congress, governmental agencies, and other stakeholders.


For more information, please contact Anne Sommers , at or by telephone at 202-272-2004 (voice); 202-272-2074 (TTY).