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ERIC Number: ED499799
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan-15
Pages: 230
Abstractor: ERIC
National Disability Policy: A Progress Report
National Council on Disability
This National Council on Disability (NCD) annual progress report to the President and Congress covers the period December 2005 through December 2006. The report is divided into 13 chapters, each dealing with a major area of public policy. These subject-specific chapters are preceded by an introductory Major Trends section that identifies overarching themes and issues that are pertinent to many of the specific topics discussed throughout the report. Each year's Major Trends section addresses recurrent or important themes that have come to the fore during the reporting period. In that light, this year's Major Trends section reflects themes and concerns that emerge throughout the report, dealing with such urgent matters as the need for better data in the making of public policy, the chronic problem of unemployment among Americans with disabilities, the continuing high levels of dependency on public benefits among many Americans with disabilities, the absence of effective coordination in the design of various federal programs and in the activities of different federal agencies bearing on the same subjects or outcomes, and the need for greater accountability in the design of programs and in the assessment of agency performance. The Major Trends section highlights emerging issues that have come to the fore during the reporting period, and that NCD believes will be significant in policy discussion and program development during 2007. These emerging issues are as follows: pay-as-you-go budgeting, market-based regulation, asset-accumulation, and the Key National Indicators. The 13 chapters of this report address: (1) Disability Statistics; (2) Civil Rights; (3) Education; (4) Health Care; (5) Long-Term Services and Supports; (6) Children and Youth; (7) Employment; (8) Welfare Reform; (9) Housing; (10) Transportation; (11) Assistive Technology and Telecommunications; (12) International Affairs; and (13) Homeland Security. Information on the mission of the National Council on Disability is appended. (Contains 147 endnotes.) [For the 2004-2005 report, see ED494523.]
National Council on Disability. 1331 F Street NW Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-272-2004; Fax: 202-272-2022; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A