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Date:5/8/2008

National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for April, 2008

WASHINGTON, May 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's monthly bulletin for April, 2008:

The Bulletin, which is free of charge and available at NCD's award-winning Web site (http://www.ncd.gov), brings you the latest issues and news affecting people with disabilities. To subscribe to the NCD listserv, go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov, click on Online mailing list archives, select NCD-NEWS-L, click on Join or leave the list, then complete the short subscription form. Please send your editorial comments to Bulletin editor Mark S. Quigley (mquigley@ncd.gov).

NCD Conducts Quarterly Meeting

NCD conducted its quarterly meeting April 21-23 at the Westin Arlington Gateway in Arlington, VA.

During the meeting, NCD heard presentations on emergency preparedness and other issues of importance to people with disabilities. Seventy-four people participated in the meeting and another 45 people attended the NCD-sponsored reception.

Under the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill (H.R. 5441), signed by President Bush on October 4, 2006, NCD was assigned key responsibilities for disability-related issues in homeland security, so much of the agenda focused on related subjects.

On April 22, Curt Decker, executive director, National Disability Rights Network, discussed emergency preparedness and lessons learned, as well as their impact on organizations, and inclusion of the disability community in current preparedness activities. That same day, the following presenters discussed the federal role in emergency preparedness: Nicole Francis, counsel, House Committee on Homeland Security; Andy Weis, general counsel, Office of Senator Susan M. Collins, Senate Committee on Homeland Security; Scott Spicer, senior ana
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