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(July 28, 2015) NCD Congressional Briefing: "Re-imagining the Social Security System for the 21st Century"

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“Re-imagining the Social Security System for the 21st Century”

Tuesday, July 28 2015

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Capitol Visitors Center

Senate-Side, SVC 201-00


On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, the National Council on Disability (NCD) will convene a congressional briefing on modernizing Social Security to meet the demands of youth who are coming of age today and want to see this critical safety net become a springboard of opportunity. Two panels of witnesses, including testimony by young people with disabilities, will discuss the barriers experienced in navigating the system. We will also examine what policy measures are either underway or needed to address the persistent barriers to obtaining and advancing a career and to earn a living throughout one’s lifetime.

PANEL 1: Youth with Disabilities

Facilitator: Phoebe Ball, Legislative Analyst, National Council on Disability

  •   Andy Arias, California  
  •   Daniel Mellenthin, Missouri
  •   Angel Miles, Maryland

PANEL 2: Experts in Policy and Practice

Facilitator: Henry Claypool, Former Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living

  • David Weaver, Associate Commissioner for Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support , Social Security Administration
  • Sharon Lewis, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Janet LaBreck, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education


This event will be open to the public. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.

NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not have a listen-in option for this briefing, nor will it be webcast. 

*Requests for accommodations should be made as soon as possible by email: