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Feb 05, 2019, 15:50 ET NCD Statement on Bioethics and Medical Decision Making for People with Disabilities in Advance of Upcoming Report

The National Council on Disability (NCD) strongly opposes the medical community, or anyone, making broad generalizations about the quality of life...


Jan 17, 2019, 13:27 ET NCD Commends ADA Code of Professional Conduct Revisions Facilitating Access for Patients with Disabilities

The National Council on Disability (NCD)—an independent federal agency—commends the American Dental Association (ADA) for taking necessary steps to...


Nov 15, 2018, 11:37 ET Federal advisory body's new report series focuses on charter schools and school choice vouchers

The National Council on Disability—an independent federal agency—today released two companion reports on the impact of school choice policies on...


Oct 31, 2018, 11:34 ET Annual report on federal disability policy highlights gaps in enforcement

The National Council on Disability—an independent federal agency—today released its annual progress report on national disability policy, titled, Has ...


Oct 16, 2018, 09:57 ET Federal agency study evaluates progress eliminating subminimum wage employment for people with disabilities

The National Council on Disability – an independent federal agency – today released its latest report on trends regarding American workers with...


Jul 27, 2018, 12:45 ET NCD applauds legislative, policy initiatives on ADA anniversary

The National Council on Disability (NCD) – a nonpartisan, independent federal agency – applauds announcements of two groundbreaking measures on the...


Mar 22, 2018, 11:44 ET Federal Report Examines "Civil Death" of the Rights of People with Disabilities and the Elderly under Guardianships, Calls on Department of Justice to Ensure Full and Fair Due Process Rights

The National Council on Disability (NCD) – an independent federal advisory body – today will release and discuss the findings and recommendations of...


Mar 08, 2018, 08:23 ET National Council on Disability Announces Neil Romano as its new Chairman

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


Feb 22, 2018, 11:21 ET Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Appoints Andrés J. Gallegos to National Council on Disability

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


Oct 26, 2017, 11:51 ET Highlighting Disability / Poverty Connection, Federal Agency Urges Congress to Alter Federal Policies that Disadvantage People with Disabilities

The National Council on Disability (NCD) – a nonpartisan, independent federal agency comprised of presidential and congressional appointees – today...


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, 02:59 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...


Jun 16, 2014, 01:57 ET National Council on Disability Welcomes Phoebe Ball as Legislative Affairs Specialist

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


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, during,...


Mar 20, 2014, 12:48 ET National Council on Disability, an Independent Federal Agency, Applauds Increased Availability of Accessible Prescription Drug Label Information

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


Sep 06, 2013, 04:05 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 lives of...


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 Analysis of...


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, 01:32 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: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110601/DC11812LOGO) What: Policy...


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 other federal ...


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 President,...


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 agencies regarding...