NCD expresses its appreciation to Allison deFranco, Director; and Janet Lord, Senior Partner, both of BlueLaw International, for the research and development of this report.  NCD acknowledges the report’s technical advisors: Dr. Nora Groce (Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London); Eric Rosenthal (Disability Rights International); Michael Stein (Harvard Law School Project on Disability); Anne Hayes (Perkins School for the Blind); and Jerry Mindes (American Institutes for Research). NCD also appreciates the research assistance provided by Kelly Bunch, Sarah Amin, and Lea Simokovic. NCD thanks the various DPOs and disability advocates who conducted interviews throughout the world as well as participants in the June 2010 recommendation roundtable event.

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