Findings and recommendations contained in the publications in this section come from analyses of applicable laws, regulations, policy guidance, barriers, promising practices, and housing models for people with disabilities. Publications consider developer compliance; visitability; affordable, accessible and appropriate housing; voucher use; and fair housing enforcement of disability rights.


  • Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community (HTML)


  • NCD Urges HUD to Issue Olmstead Guidance (HTML)


  • Deinstitutionalization Toolkit (HTML)
  • Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business (Companion Paper to Policy Toolkit) (HTML) (PDF) (DOCX)


  • The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective (HTML) (PDF)


  • Inclusive Livable Communities for People with Psychiatric Disabilities (HTML) (PDF) (DOC)


  • Issues in Creating Livable Communities for People with Disabilities: Proceedings of the Panel (HTML) (PDF)


  • Creating Livable Communities (HTML) (PDF)


  • NCD and the Americans with Disabilities Act: 15 Years of Progress (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)
  • Outreach and People with Disabilities from Diverse Cultures: A Review of the Literature (HTML) (DOC) (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)


  • Brief Amicus Curiae of the National Council on Disability in Support of Respondents Olmstead v. L.C. HTM (HTML) (PDF)


  • 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)


  • 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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