ERIC Number: ED470526
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-14
Reference Count: N/A
National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, November 1999-November 2000.
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
This report describes the nation's progress in advancing public policies to increase the inclusion, empowerment, and independence of people with disabilities of all ages consistent with the vision of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The report covers the period of November 1999 through November 2000. It reviews federal policy activities by major issue areas, noting progress where it has occurred and making further recommendations for the President and the 107th Congress. Progress is evaluated in the following areas: (1) disability research; (2) civil rights; (3) education; (4) health care; (5) long-term services and supports; (6) youth; (7) employment; (8) welfare reform; (9) housing; (10) transportation; (11) technology and telecommunications; and (12) international issues. The report concludes that while Americans with disabilities have witnessed an incremental expansion of self-sufficiency and inclusion, far too much of their time is spent defending bedrock civil and human rights protections against attempts to weaken laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Part 2 of the report describes the major activities of the National Council on Disability for fiscal year 2000. An appendix provides the mission of the National Council on Disability. (CR)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Public Policy, Trend Analysis, Welfare Reform
National Council on Disability, 1331 F St., NW, Ste. 850, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 202-272-2004; TTY: 202-272-2074; Fax: 202-272-2022; Web site: http://www.ncd.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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; Social Security