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

nge of evacuation issues, particularly mass evacuations prompted by disasters.

NCD has submitted an abstract that will be presented at the conference and will also submit a written paper for the conference proceedings that may be used as a possible journal article. Pat Pound, NCD First Vice Chairperson, and Martin Gould, Director of Research, will make a panel presentation discussing the findings and recommendations from NCD's emergency management report.

Additional information about people with disabilities and emergency management can be found at NCD's Lessons Learned page and in NCD's 2005 report, Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning.

NCD Current Issues

NCD's list of current and proposed research projects includes studies and reports on:

  • National Disability Policy: A Progress Report -- expected to be released in early 2010
  • The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century -- expected to be released in January 2010
  • Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act: Implementation Evaluation and Recommendations for Reauthorization -- expected to be released in early 2010
  • Workforce Infrastructure in Support of People with Disabilities: Matching Human Resources to Service Needs -- expected to be released in January 2010
  • Towards the Full Inclusion of People with Disabilities: Examining the Accessibility of Overseas Facilities and Programs
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