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National Council on Disability, 2018
This report is part of a five-report series on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that examines the history and current process of federal monitoring and enforcement of IDEA, the role of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), and IDEA's options for resolving…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
National Council on Disability, 2017
Strong mental and behavioral health supports on campus can improve the academic performance of students and increase their resilience and ability to handle stress, with reduced suicide rates, substance abuse, and eating disorders, but this study reveals that students with mental health disabilities continue to face barriers to accessing counseling…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Campuses, Student Needs, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities)
National Council on Disability, 2016
The National Council on Disability (NCD) recognizes that technology is essential to the full realization of citizenship for people with disabilities. Yet society has not evolved to the point where this population uses technology to the extent needed to enjoy the rights of full citizenship, as recognized by the Constitution. As technology continues…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Information Technology, Assistive Technology, Citizenship
National Council on Disability, 2012
Despite a dark history marked by the eugenics movement, increasing numbers of people with disabilities are choosing to become parents. Recent research reveals that more than 4 million parents--6 percent of American mothers and fathers--are disabled. This number will unquestionably increase as more people with disabilities exercise a broader range…
Descriptors: Social Integration, Civil Rights, Physical Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities
Young, Jonathan M. – National Council on Disability, 2010
In this paper the author offers a reprint of "Equality of Opportunity: The Making of the Americans with Disabilities Act" (July 26, 1997). This personal story is part and parcel of the ADA's (Americans with Disabilities Act) significance in the society. The ADA is a nondiscrimination law. It is a clarion call for transforming attitudes…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Advocacy
Breslin, Mary Lou; Yee, Silvia – National Council on Disability, 2009
The National Council on Disabilities (NCD) undertook this study in 2007 to focus the nation's attention on the health care disparities experienced by people with disabilities, and to provide information and recommendations that can help to eliminate health care inequities for people with disabilities. Among the key findings were that: (1) People…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Disabilities, Health Services, Accessibility (for Disabled)
National Council on Disability, 2008
The purpose of this paper is to help the National Council on Disability (NCD), and others, better understand how the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, if ratified by the United States, might impact U.S. disability laws by examining the degree to which U.S. law is consistent with the CRPD. The paper endeavors to analyze the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Comparative Analysis, Civil Rights
National Council on Disability, 2008
This report is the result of a year-long effort by the National Council on Disability (NCD) to identify valid federal data and to describe the status of the U.S. population of Americans with disabilities. During the past 30 years, advocates, policymakers, and a variety of public and private organizations have undertaken significant efforts to…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Health Conditions, Quality of Life, Disabilities
National Council on Disability, 2008
This report compares actual performance with the projected levels of performance set out in the National Council on Disability's (NCD's) annual performance plan. The findings of this report show a positive link between the allocated resources and NCD's performance. NCD's assessment review showed that it was successful in meeting its goals and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Program Effectiveness, Employment Opportunities, Public Policy
National Council on Disability, 2007
This report compares actual performance with the projected levels of performance set out in the National Council on Disability's (NCD's) annual performance plan. The findings of this report show a positive link between the allocated resources and NCD's performance. NCD's assessment review showed that it was successful in meeting its goals and…
Descriptors: Severe Disabilities, Public Policy, Disabilities, Public Opinion
National Council on Disability, 2006
This report's 13 chapters address disability statistics and research, major trends, statistics, civil rights, Education, health, and long-term services and supports, children and youth, employment and the workforce development system, welfare reform, housing, transportation, assistive technology and telecommunications, international affairs, and…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Public Agencies, Educational Technology, Courts
Strauss, Karen Peltz – National Council on Disability, 2006
This paper explores the need to adopt legislative and regulatory safeguards to guarantee equal access by people with disabilities to evolving high speed broadband, wireless and Internet-based technologies. Recommendations include: (1) Communications Access--FCC or Congress: Extend the telecommunications accessibility requirements of Section 255 of…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Disabilities, Telecommunications
Frieden, Lex – National Council on Disability, 2005
This paper discusses the National Council on Disability's role in the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the continuing efforts of the Council in evaluating the implementation, effectiveness and impact of the ADA. Since its inception in 1978, the National Council on Disability (NCD) has been at the forefront in advocating for…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Accessibility (for Disabled)
Frieden, Lex – National Council on Disability, 2004
Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau conducts a complete accounting of every resident in the United States. While there is no Congressional mandate requiring an accurate enumeration of Americans with disabilities by the Decennial Census, communities and people with disabilities will be affected if the Decennial Census is inaccurate. Census data…
Descriptors: Position Papers, Disabilities, Federal Government, Community Surveys
National Council on Disability, 2004
Many Americans with disabilities feel that a series of negative court decisions is reducing their status to that of "second-class citizens," a status that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was supposed to remedy forever. In this report, the National Council on Disability (NCD), which first proposed the enactment of an ADA and…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Court Litigation, Compliance (Legal)