ERIC Number: ED485696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Dec-9
Reference Count: 157
National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, December 2002-December 2003
National Council on Disability
This report's 13 chapters address disability statistics and research, civil rights, education, health care, long-term services and supports, youth, employment and the workforce development system, welfare reform, housing, transportation, assistive technology and telecommunications, international affairs, and homeland security. Each chapter recounts developments of importance from the previous year, describes the key issues likely to emerge or open for discussion in 2004, and addresses long-term trends and interconnections between subject areas that NCD believes must inform our analysis. Each chapter also contains detailed recommendations, addressed to specific agencies or decision makers. The chapters call for actions that NCD has concluded would contribute to improvement of the opportunities available in society for people with disabilities. For easy reference, these recommendations are numbered and grouped by targeted institutions--Congress, the Administration, implementing entities, and courts--at the end of each chapter. The final section of the report is a compilation of the recommendations into three sub-sections directed to Congress, the Administration, and specific federal agencies and courts. Appended are: (1) Mission of the National Council on Disability; and (2) List of Acronyms. (Contains 162 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Research, Educational Policy, Civil Rights, Social Services, Data Collection, Federal Legislation, Access to Health Care, Health Services, Labor Force Development, Housing, Transportation, Assistive Technology, National Security, World Affairs
National Council on Disability, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-272-2004; TTY: 202-272-2074; Fax: 202-272-2022.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.