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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for December, 2009
Date:12/29/2009

NCD - 31 Years of Disability Policy Leadership - 1978-2009

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's monthly bulletin for December 2009:

NCD to Release Two Reports at Houston Quarterly Meeting

NCD's next quarterly meeting will take place at the JW Marriott Houston, 5150 Westheimer, Houston, TX, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, and ending at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 21, 2010. This meeting is open to the public.

During the meeting, NCD will release two of its latest reports: The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective and Workforce Infrastructure in Support of People with Disabilities.

The housing release will be held on Tuesday, January 19 from 4:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The presenters will include Jean Langendorf, Vice President, Community and Housing Services, Easter Seals Central Texas, and Janet Smith, Co-Director, Nathalie P. Voorhees Center and Associate Professor, Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

The workforce release will be held on Wednesday, January 20 from 9:15 a.m. until 10:15 a.m. The presenter will be Martha Artiles, Global Chief Diversity Officer, Manpower, Inc., San Jose, CA.

The quarterly meeting agenda will also include, among other things, presentations by the Honorable Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy and Lex Frieden, Professor of Health Informatics and Professor of Rehabilitation, University of Texas at Houston; presentations on emergency preparedness and youth with disabilities in transition.

A specific time is also designated to receive public comment, supported by a toll-free call-in line, and input is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Individuals or organizations can
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