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National Council on Disability: 20 Years of Independence

Monday, July 26, 2004
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July 26, 2004


NCD history review from an advisory body in the Department of Education (ED), known then as the National Council on the Handicapped, elevated to the status of an independent federal agency. The legislation that made what is now called the National Council on Disability (NCD) independent also gave it an ambitious agenda that greatly exceeded its size and modest resources.

An official website of the National Council on Disability