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National Council on Disability Invites San Diego Disability Community to Participate in Quarterly Meeting

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

NCD #07-530
January 17, 2007 

WASHINGTON—The National Council on Disability (NCD) today invited the San Diego disability community to participate in its next quarterly meeting from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., January 29–31, 2007, at the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California.

According to NCD chairperson John R. Vaughn, “It is vital that NCD hears from disability communities around the country on what works and what does not for people with disabilities. We are delighted to have the opportunity to visit San Diego and learn first hand about the experiences of people with disabilities from Southern California. The entire 15 member NCD board will be present, including its California members Marco Rodriguez from Sacramento and Kathy Martinez from Oakland.”


January 29, 2007
9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Public Comments

Dinah Cohen, Director, Department of Defense, Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program Presentation

Veterans’ Panel Presentation and Discussion

12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. Lunch

2:00 P.M. – 2:45 P.M.

Olegario D. Cantos, III, Associate Director for Domestic Policy, The White House, Presentation

2:45 P.M. – 3:15 P.M.

International Watch and U.N. Convention Discussion   

3:15 P.M. – 3:45 P.M.

Veterans’ Panel Follow-up Discussion             

January 30, 2007
9:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

Public Comments
Chairperson’s Report
Executive Committee Report
Co-Acting Executive Directors’ Reports
Legislative Update
Communications Update

Finance Committee Report

Team and Advisory Committee Reports

Americans with Disabilities Act Team
Employment Team
Financial Incentives Team
Progress Report Team
Educational Outcomes Team
Disability Data and Statistics Team
Health Care Team
Youth Advisory Committee
Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee                                                 

12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. (Lunch)

2:00 – 5:00pm

Livable Communities Panel Presentation                                      

5:00 – 6:30 P.M.
Reception — Open to the disability community.

January 31, 2007
9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Public Comments
Foster Care Panel Presentation                                       

12:30 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.  (Lunch)
2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Continuing Business Session
Unfinished Business
New Business

These meetings are open to the public and free of charge. The disability community is encouraged to attend and participate in the public comment sessions and the reception.

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