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ERIC Number: ED504725
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar-31
Pages: 102
Abstractor: ERIC
National Disability Policy: A Progress Report
National Council on Disability
In recent years, the National Council on Disability (NCD) Progress Report has been a retrospective review and analysis of Federal programs for people with disabilities. For this Progress Report, NCD members have chosen to depart from a retrospective approach, and, instead, will focus on the current status of the quality of life of people with disabilities, and the emerging trends that warrant changes in the Federal Government's disability policies and programs. The report suggests ways to address identified issues that are consistent with a fiscal policy aimed at unlocking the potential of America and thereby improving the quality of life and opportunities for the American people. It emphasizes opportunities to improve the quality of life of the growing number of citizens with disabilities, the emerging trends warranting changes in the government's response, and recommendations for reviewing and modernizing the way the Federal Government approaches disability policy. Six appendixes are included: (1) Mission of the National Council on Disability; (2) Statistical Social Indicators; (3) Livable Community Discussion and Examples; (4) The Role of Government in the Pervasive Poverty of People with Disabilities; (5) Private Initiatives; and (6) Intergovernmental Review and Examples. (Contains 103 endnotes and 2 tables.) [For the 2008 Progress Report, see ED499799.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Disability
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