Thursday, May 6, 2010

May 13 National Council on Disability Open Meeting

From the Chairman of the National Council of Disability:

Subject: Invitation to NCD's Board Meeting in Arlington, VA

May 5, 2010
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
As the new Chairman of the National Council on Disability (NCD), it is my pleasure to invite you to attend NCD's next meeting, which will take place at the Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway , Arlington , Virginia , on Thursday, May 13, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. This meeting is open to the public.
NCD is an independent federal agency whose purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities and that empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society. To carry out this mandate we gather public and stakeholder input; review and evaluate federal programs and legislation; and provide the President, Congress, and federal agencies with advice and recommendations.
The agenda will include a detailed discussion on the upcoming National Disability Policy Summit 2010, which will take place this July in Washington , DC .
A public comment session will be held on Thursday, May 13 from 11:30 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Additional time will be allotted if there is sufficient interest. The toll-free call-in number is (888) 989-9825, and the pass code is "NCD Meeting." Input is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Individuals or organizations can also provide written comments by e-mail, fax, or mail. Written comments on disability-related issues of concern or interest can also be emailed at any time to [email protected]
For more information, please contact NCD's Director of Communications, Mark Quigley, at [email protected] or by telephone at 202-272-2004 (V) or 202-272-2074 (TTY).
We hope you will attend and participate.
Jonathan Young                                                         
National Council on Disability


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