ERIC Number: ED429407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar-31
Reference Count: N/A
National Council on Disability Annual Report Volume 19, Fiscal Year 1998.
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
The annual report of the National Council on Disability (NCD) describes major activities of 1998 to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability. NCD's major activities for 1998 are grouped into four areas: (1) broadening participation of youth and minorities with disabilities in the policy process (e.g., hearings on culturally diverse populations and on children and youth with disabilities from minority and rural communities); (2) working to monitor and improve enforcement of civil rights laws for people with disabilities (e.g., commemoration of the Americans with Disabilities Act anniversary and a statement on discipline of students with disabilities); (3) working to reorient public programs to support work (e.g., the Presidential Task Force on Employment and communication with the Rehabilitation Services Administration); and (4) bringing disability perspective to generic policy discussions (e.g., reports on disability policy and research and the United Nations International Day of Disabled Persons). Also noted are congressional testimony provided by NCD, information gathering and dissemination activities, NCD representation, and NCD quarterly meetings. Appendices include NCD member and staff biographies, a list of NCD publications, and the NCD mission statement. (DB)
Descriptors: Agencies, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Cultural Differences, Disabilities, Federal Programs, Government Role, Minority Groups, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Public Relations, Supported Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation
National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20004; Tel (voice): 202-272-2004; Tel (TTY): 202-272-2074; Fax: 202-272-2022; Web site: http://www.ncd.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990