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March 8, 2018 - Washington, D.C.

Thursday, March 8, 2018


9:00 AM Eastern, 8:00 AM Central, 7:00 AM Mountain, 6:00 AM Pacific

LOCATION: Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 800

CALL-IN NUMBER:  1-888-599-8667; Conference ID: 9890793; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Clyde Terry. 

CART :   

AGENDA (Eastern Time)

  9:00 –  9:20 AM Welcome and Introductions, Chairman Neil Romano

  • ​Acceptance of Agenda 
  • Roll Call of NCD Council Members 
  • Approval of Minutes
  • Chairman’s Report


  9:20 –   9:30 AM Executive Director’s Report, Lisa Grubb

  9:30 – 10:15 AM Progress Report Update and Discussion, Amy Nicholas

  • David Hutt, National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)   


10:15 – 10:30 AM BREAK

10:30 – 11:30 AM Foreign Policy Release and Respondent Panel, Ana Torres-Davis

  • Valerie Karr, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Massachusetts Boston at the School for Global Inclusion and Social Development
  • Anne Hayes, Independent Consultant 
  • Stephanie Ortoleva, Founding President and Executive Director of Women Enabled International (WEI)
  • Eric Rosenthal, JD, LL. D, Founder and Executive Director of Disability Rights International (DRI)

11:30 – 12:00 PM    Business Meeting

  • Finance Report, Billy Altom and Lisa Grubb 
  • Governance Report, Rabia Belt
  • Policy Report, Joan Durocher 
  • Legislative / Outreach Report, Anne Sommers 

12:00 – 12:15 PM Training on Council Member Time Reports, Stacey Brown and Lisa Grubb 

12:15 –   1:30 PM    LUNCH BREAK

1:30 –   2:00 PM    Recap of new policy project proposals from October 2017 board meeting

2:00 –  3:00 PM    Panel of Department of Justice Disability Rights Division representatives regarding rescinded ADA regulations and agency 

activities regarding service animals

  • Anne Raish, Acting Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice
  • Christina Galindo-Walsh, Deputy Chief, Disability Rights Section, Civil Rights Division, US Department of Justice

3:00 – 3:15 PM BREAK

3:15 – 3:45 PM Public comments (focused on recommendations for Council priorities based on the summary of policy projects earlier 


3:45 – 5:00 PM Council discussion of the slate of projects it will move forward for funding opportunities and the internal work of staff, to begin in the remainder of FY18.

5:00 PM Adjourn

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