Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, policy guidance, barriers, promising practices, and employment models. Publications consider preparation and transition to the workforce; federal and other public employment; financial incentives; and systems of support, including Social Security.


  • NCD Letter to EEOC on Employer Wellness Regulations (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to Subcommittee on Workforce Protections Regarding Wellness Legislation (HTML)
  • Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community (HTML)
  • Securing the Social Contract: Reforming Social Security Disability (HTML)


  • Letter to House Senate Conference on Workforce Investment Act (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to the President and Labor Secretary Tom Perez on the Impending Minimum Wage Executive Order (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to DOJ on its Recent Investigation of Title II ADA Violations in Rhode Island (HTML)


  • NCD Letter to Senate Finance Committee in Support of Amendment Language Regarding Supported Employment (HTML)
  • NCD Letter to Senate HELP Committee Opposing Sec. 511's Inclusion in WIA Reauthorization (HTML)
  • A Promising Start: Preliminary Analysis of Court Decisions Under the ADA Amendments Act (HTML)
  • NCD Statement on the President's FY14 Budget (HTML)


  • Letter to the President about Chained CPI (HTML)
  • Deinstitutionalization Toolkit (HTML)
  • Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business (Companion Paper to Policy Toolkit) (HTML) (PDF) (DOCX)
  • Letter to CMS on 1915c Waiver Information Bulletin (HTML) (DOCX)
  • Subminimum Wage and Supported Employment (HTML) (DOCX) (PDF)
  • Letter to SSA Commissioner Michael Astrue on Continuation of the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) program (HTML) (PDF)


  • The Power of Digital Inclusion (HTML) (PDF)
  • Rising Expectations: The Developmental Disabilities Act Revisited (HTML) (PDF)


  • Workforce Infrastructure in Support of People with Disabilities: Matching Human Resources to Service Needs (HTML) (PDF)
  • The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective (HTML) (PDF)
  • Topical Brief: Transitioning Youth (HTML) (PDF)
  • Topical Brief: Vocational Rehabilitation Funding (HTML) (PDF)
  • Topical Brief: Workforce Investment Infrastructure (HTML) (PDF)
  • Topical Brief: Performance Indicators (HTML) (PDF)
  • Topical Brief: One-Stop Career Centers (HTML) (PDF)


  • Federal Employment of People with Disabilities (DOC) (PDF)


  • Keeping Track: National Disability Status and Program Performance Indicators (HTML) (PDF) (DOC)
  • The Rehabilitation Act: Outcomes for Transition-Age Youth (DOC)


  • Issues in Creating Livable Communities for People with Disabilities: Proceedings of the Panel (HTML) (PDF)
  • Empowerment for Americans with Disabilities: Breaking Barriers to Careers and Full Employment (HTML) (PDF)
  • A Perspective from Youth with Disabilities: Benefits in a World of Employment (HTML) (PDF)


  • Same Struggle, Different Difference: Civil Rights Policy Forum Summary Paper (HTML) (PDF)
  • The Social Security Administration's Efforts to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities: New Solutions for Old Problems (HTML) (PDF)
  • NCD Recommendations: Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization (HTML) (PDF)
  • NCD and the Americans with Disabilities Act: 15 Years of Progress (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - The Experience of the United States with Employment and Right to Work Protections - Quick Reference Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability Topical Overviews - An Overview of the Experience of the United States with Employment and Right to Work Protections (HTML) (PDF)


  • Livable Communities for Adults with Disabilities (HTML) (PDF)
  • National Council on Disability: 20 Years of Independence (July 2004) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Summary of the Native American Forum: Disability Matters in Tribal Communities (HTML) (PDF)


  • Olmstead: Reclaiming Institutionalized Lives (Abridged Version) (HTML) (PDF)
  • Olmstead: Reclaiming Institutionalized Lives (Full-Length On-Line Version) (HTML)
  • Understanding Disabilities in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities: Toolkit Guide (HTML) (PDF)
  • People With Disabilities on Tribal Lands: Education, Health Care, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Independent Living (HTML) (PDF)
  • Policy Brief Series: Righting the Americans with Disabilities Act - No. 19, The Supreme Court's Kirkingburg Decision and the Impact of Federal Safety Regulations in Americans with Disabilities Act (HTML) (PDF)
  • Policy Brief Series - No. 10, Reasonable Accommodation After Barnett (HTML) (PDF)
  • Policy Brief Series - No. 9, Chevron v. Echazabal: The Americans with Disabilities Act's "Direct Threat to Self" Defense (HTML) (PDF)
  • Outreach for All Forum Summary Paper (HTML) (DOC)
  • Outreach and People with Disabilities from Diverse Cultures: A Review of the Literature (HTML) (DOC) (PDF)


  • Brief Amicus Curiae of the National Council on Disability in Support of Respondents, Chevron U.S.A. v. Mario Echazabal (HTML) (PDF)
  • Lift Every Voice Summary (Report Released November 1999) (HTML) (DOC)


  • Brief Amicus Curiae of the National Council on Disability in Support of Respondents, Toyota v. Ella Williams (HTML) (PDF)
  • The Sandoval Ruling (HTML) (PDF)


  • Transition and Post-School Outcomes for Youth with Disabilities: Closing the Gaps to Post-Secondary Ed and Employment (HTML) (PDF)
  • Carrying on the Good Fight: Summary Paper From Think Tank 2000 - Advancing the Civil and Human Rights of People With Disabilities From Diverse Cultures (HTML) (PDF)
  • Closing the Gap: A Ten Point Strategy for the Next Decade of Disability Civil Rights Enforcement (HTML) (PDF)
  • From Privileges to Rights: People Labeled with Psychiatric Disabilities Speak for Themselves (HTML) (PDF)
  • Think Tank 2000: A Brief Summary As Background Information (HTML) (DOC)


  • Lift Every Voice: Modernizing Disability Policies and Programs to Serve a Diverse Nation (HTML) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF) (PDF)
  • Implementation of the National Voter Registration Act by State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies (HTML) (PDF)


  • Grassroots Experiences with Government Programs and Disability Policy (HTML) (PDF)
  • Reorienting Disability Research (HTML) (PDF)


  • Outreach to Minorities with Disabilities and People with Disabilities in Rural Communities (HTML)
  • Assisted Suicide: A Disability Perspective Position Paper (HTML)
  • Impact of the Welfare Reform Legislation on Legal Immigrants with Disabilities (HTML)
  • Removing Barriers to Work: Action Proposals for the 105th Congress and Beyond (HTML)


  • National Disability Policy: A Progress Report - February 1986 (HTML)


  • Voices of Freedom: America Speaks Out on the Americans with Disabilities Act (HTML)
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act: Ensuring Equal Access to the American Dream (HTML)


  • Inclusionary Education for Students with Disabilities: Keeping the Promise (HTML)


  • Meeting the Unique Needs of Minorities with Disabilities: A Report to the President and the Congress (HTML)
  • Progress in Advancing the Status of People with Disabilities Around the World: The Work of the United States Delegation to the Thirty-Third Session of the Commission for Social Development of the United Nations (HTML)


  • Toward Independence: An Assessment of Federal Laws and Programs Affecting Persons with Disabilities - With Legislative Recommendations (HTML)

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