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Jul 21, 2017, 10:31 ET Federal Study on College Mental Health Services Reveals Long Waiting Lists, Other Gaps and Barriers Impeding Student Success

Today, the research team of the National Council on Disability (NCD) – a U.S. federal agency that provides advice to the President, Congress, and...


Nov 23, 2016, 14:59 ET National Council on Disability Welcomes New Presidential Appointees

The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that recommends disability policy to the President, Congress and other...


Oct 07, 2016, 09:51 ET Independent Federal Disability Agency Calls for a "Technology Bill of Rights" for 57 Million Americans

Today, the National Council on Disability (NCD)—an independent federal agency—calls on Congress to establish a Technology Bill of Rights for...


May 27, 2014, 09:09 ET Effective Communication for People with Disabilities Before, During, and After Emergencies Evaluated

A new report by the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, examines the accessibility of communication before,...


May 02, 2014, 16:41 ET President Obama Appoints Three New Members and One Returning Member to the National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that recommends disability policy to the Administration, Congress...


Sep 06, 2013, 16:05 ET President Obama Appoints National Council on Disability Co-Vice Chair Lynnae Ruttledge to Serve on Long-Term Care Commission

The National Council on Disability (NCD) applauds President Barack Obama's appointment of Lynnae Ruttledge to serve on the Commission on Long-Term...


Aug 29, 2013, 12:30 ET NCD Welcomes Efforts to Restore Section 503 as a Meaningful Requirement for Federal Contractors

The National Council on Disability – an independent federal agency that advises the President and Congress on policy matters affecting the...


Jul 23, 2013, 09:45 ET As the Americans with Disabilities Act Nears 23rd Anniversary, Federal Agency Assesses the Impact of 2008's ADA Amendments

 Today, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released a report titled "A Promising Start: Preliminary...


May 22, 2013, 07:00 ET Federal Agency Offers Analysis of Medicaid Block Grants and Self Direction

The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency that advises the President, Administration, Congress, and other federal...


Apr 22, 2013, 13:32 ET Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd to Testify at Policy Forum on Voting Access

The following is being released by the National Council on Disability:   What: Policy Forum: "The Help America Vote Act Ten Years...


Apr 16, 2013, 11:03 ET National Council on Disability Welcomes Rebecca Cokley as Executive Director

Today, National Council on Disability (NCD) welcomed Rebecca Cokley as Executive Director. Cokley was appointed to the position by NCD Chairperson...


Mar 21, 2013, 09:05 ET Independent Federal Agency Evaluates Disability Access Abroad

 The latest report by the National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and...


Mar 18, 2013, 10:48 ET Independent Federal Agency Recommends Ways To Implement Medicaid Managed Care Without Harming Americans with Disabilities

 With no end to the budget conflict in sight, the National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the...


Feb 05, 2013, 09:55 ET President Appoints New Chair, Three New Members and One Returning Member to the National Council on Disability

 The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress and other federal...


Oct 23, 2012, 11:28 ET Independent Federal Agency Launches Toolkit to Speed Closure of State-Run Institutions

"Deinstitutionalization: Unfinished Business" Resources in Moving from Institutions to Independence On Tuesday, October 23, the National...


Oct 15, 2012, 11:54 ET Roadmap for Ending Discrimination Against Parents with Disabilities Applauded by Disability Community

New Government Report Tells Success Stories, Offers Advice for Ending Discrimination     A new report released by the National...


Sep 27, 2012, 15:35 ET Independent Federal Agency Issues Groundbreaking Report "Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children"

On Thursday, September 27, the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, released "Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the...


Jul 19, 2012, 08:09 ET National Council on Disability Welcomes Newest Member, Kamilah Oni Martin-Proctor

The National Council on Disability (NCD) -- an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies on the...


May 26, 2012, 10:54 ET The National Council on Disability Urges Expeditious Senate Approval of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Seven Senators pledge their support for U.S. ratification of the CRPD Today, seven United States Senators issued a statement of...


Apr 23, 2012, 12:39 ET National Council on Disability Releases "Exploring New Paradigms for the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act"

 On April 23, the National Council on Disability will preview findings of their latest report "Exploring New Paradigms for the...


Apr 12, 2012, 11:26 ET National Council on Disability Welcomes Newest Member, Stephanie Orlando

 The National Council on Disability (NCD) -- an independent federal agency that advises the President, Congress, and other federal agencies...


Dec 01, 2011, 09:30 ET Statement by the National Council on Disability on the 19th Observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, December 3, 2011

The National Council on Disability today released the following statement on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities,...


Nov 28, 2011, 16:38 ET National Council on Disability Report Examines How to Improve Access to Health Care, Special Education and Services for USMC Family Members with Disabilities

On November 28, the National Council on Disability (NCD) will release "United States Marine Corps Exceptional Family Members: How to Improve Access...


Nov 01, 2011, 07:00 ET National Council on Disability Releases Federal 'State of the Union'

New Report Offers Solutions for Improving Equality and Increasing Savings On Tuesday, November 1, the National Council on Disability (NCD) will...


Oct 05, 2011, 12:19 ET National Council on Disability Board Member Confirmed

Independent Federal Agency Welcomes Matan Aryeh Koch The National Council on Disability (NCD) -- an independent federal agency that advises the...