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National Council on Disability Bulletin, January 2008
Date:2/15/2008

's Depression/Awareness, Recognition and Treatment (D/ART) program has earned numerous national awards, including recognition as the National Mental Health Association's most effective state executive director. Ms. Wainscott has served as a member of the Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council and is a founding member of the board of directors of the Campaign for Mental Health Reform.

Youth Advisory Committee Seeks Input on Aversives/Restraints and Healthcare

NCD's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) needs your help. The YAC is gathering information as background for two different papers to support recommendations the YAC will make from a youth perspective. The role of the YAC is to provide recommendations directly to NCD regarding policy and issues affecting the lives of youth with disabilities nationwide. One topic is about the use of aversives and restraint. The other topic is about access to healthcare. For details about how you can have an opportunity to share your perspectives, please contact NCD's designated federal official for YAC, Dr. Gerrie Hawkins at ghawkins@ncd.gov. Thank you.

Quarterly Meetings

NCD's spring quarterly meeting will be held April 21-23, 2008, at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA.

Preparations are also underway for NCD's summer and fall quarterly meetings, which will be held, respectively, July 14-16, 2008, in Seattle, WA, and October 6-8, 2008, in Kansas City, MO.

These meetings are open to the public. People with disabilities are encouraged to attend and participate in the daily public comment segments of the meetings. The agendas will be posted at http://www.ncd.gov prior to each meeting.


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