ERIC Number: ED451623
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Investing in Independence: Transition Recommendations for President George W. Bush.
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
This paper presents rationale, strategies, and recommendations that the National Council on Disability believes are essential to how President George W. Bush and the new Administration can fulfill America's promise to its 54 million citizens with disabilities. President Bush is urged to install a disability friendly Administration, give disability issues high visibility in the Administration, exercise bold leadership in developing federal strategy, require federal agency accountability, particularly for compliance, monitoring, and enforcement responsibilities, and oppose any legislative or judicial weakening of disability civil rights protections by U.S. Congress or the courts. Specific recommendations are provided for strengthening compliance with disabilities civil rights laws and address: (1) the Americans with Disabilities Act; (2) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; (3) the Air Carrier Access Act; (4) cultural diversity; (5) independent living; (6) the Assistive Technology Act; (7) health care; (8) housing; (9) transportation; (10) expanding work opportunity; (11) teleworking; (12) the Ticket To Work-Work Incentives Improvement Act; (13) youth with disabilities; (14) access to community living; (15) access to the political process; (16) mental health services; and (17) foreign policy. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Change Strategies, Children, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Health Services, Housing, Independent Living, Mental Health Programs, Policy Formation, Transportation
National Council on Disability, 1331 F St., N.W., Suite 1020, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-272-2004; Tel: 202-272-2074 (TTY); Fax: 202-171-2022; Web site: http://www.ncd.gov.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997