ERIC Number: ED473543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul-26
Reference Count: N/A
Politica Nacional sobre Discapacidad: Un Informe del Progreso, Diciembre 2000-Diciembre 2001 (National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, December 2000-December 2001).
National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
This report (written in Spanish) of the National Council on Disability (NCD) describes the nation's progress in advancing public policies to increase the inclusion, empowerment, and independence of people with disabilities in light of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The report covers December 2000 through December 2001. It reviews federal policy activities by major issue areas, noting progress and offering recommendations. Progress is evaluated in the following areas: (1) disability statistics and 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) assistive technology and telecommunications; (12) international issues; and (13) homeland security. On education, the report concludes that despite widespread noncompliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S. Department of Education has made only limited use of its enforcement authority. NCD recommends that Congress authorize and fund the Department of Justice to independently investigate and litigate IDEA cases. NCD also recommends that the IDEA budget appropriation include a 10% set-aside provision for complaint processing. Part 2 of the report describes major activities of the NCD for fiscal year 2001. (Contains 130 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Assistive Technology, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Health Services, Housing, Inclusive Schools, Law Enforcement, Public Policy, Social Services, Special Education, Telecommunications, Transportation, Trend Analysis
National Council on Disability, 1331 F St., N.W., Suite 850, Washington, DC 20002. Tel: 202-272-2004; Tel: 202-272-2074 (TTY); Fax: 202-272-2022. For full text: http://www.ncd.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Translations
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