Preview NCD's New Website in Beta

Take a look at the new beta site, an early, in-progress version at

Policy Forum: First Responders and the Disability Community

Skip to Page Content

Policy Forum:
First Responders and the Disability Community

Friday, December 9, 2016
 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM

United States Access Board
Conference Room
1331 F Street NW, #800
Washington, DC 20004

CART and sign language interpreters provided**

On Friday, December 9, 2016 the National Council on Disability (NCD) and United Cerebral Palsy facilitated a conversation on policing reform and the disability community to gather information and resources to inform NCD’s 2017 policy project on how to transform the policies and practices related to engagement with First Responders. This conversation included experts in criminal justice reform, disability rights advocates, policymakers, law enforcement organizations, and individuals personally impacted by state violence.

UCP and NCD worked together, with assistance from the Motorola Foundation, to convene this discussion.

Storify Twitter Summary:

Archived Video Webcast of the Proceedings (with Open Captions):


(all times Eastern)

9:30– 9:35 AM:        Welcome, Rebecca Cokley, National Council on Disability

9:30– 9:45 AM:         Greetings from the White House Roy Austin Deputy Director of the Domestic Policy Council, the White House

9:45– 10:00 AM:       Disability and Policing, Where Are We? Rebecca Bond, Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice  
10:00– 10:15 AM:     Words from Maria Dollhopf

10:15 – 11:00 AM     From the Front Lines: Disability Advocates Speak

  • Facilitator: Natalia Diaz, NYC Young Men’s Initiative
  • Patti Saylor
  • TL Lewis, HEARD
  • Kim Mosolf, Disability Rights Washington
  • Talina Jones, parent advocate
  • Victoria Rodriguez-Roldan, National LGBT Task Force

11:00 – 11:15 AM     Panel Q & A

11:15– 12:00 PM      Law Enforcement & Security Screening  

  • Facilitator: Rebecca Vallas, Center for American Progress
  • Tarrick McGuire, International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Ronald Hampton, National Police Accountability Program
  • Mo Canady, National Assn of School Resource Officers
  • Seena Foster, TSA  

12:00 – 12:15 PM     Panel Q & A

12:15 – 1:15 PM        LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:15 – 2:00 PM          Where Do We Go From Here? Public Policy Leaders Weigh In

  • Facilitator: Michael Yudin, the Raben Group
  • Dior Vargas, NAMI       
  • Jamelia Morgan, ACLU
  • Brenda Auterman, Policy Analyst, COPS Office
  • Leigh Ann Davis, National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability, the Arc
  • Dustin Gibson, the We Can’t Breathe Project

2:00 – 2:15 PM          Panel Q &A

2:15 – 2:30 PM          Next Steps & Follow Up Discussion

2:30PM                      Adjournment