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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for July, 2009
Date:7/30/2009

titute Conference Center in Atlanta, GA. NCD Vice Chairperson Pat Pound will announce the release during each conference.

NCD will continue its rollout of this important report with another release by NCD Chairperson John R. Vaughn on September 29 at the enAbled in Emergencies Conference at the Hilton Philadelphia Airport in Pennsylvania.

In this report, NCD offers information and advice to assist all levels of government in its work to establish evidence-based policies, programs and practices across the lifecycle of disasters. This report provides examples of effective community efforts with respect to people with disabilities, and evaluates many emergency preparedness, disaster relief, and homeland security program efforts deployed by both public and private sectors.

For more information about people with disabilities and emergency management, please visit NCD's Lessons Learned page and NCD's 2005 report, Saving Lives: Including People with Disabilities in Emergency Planning .

Emerging Trends Public Consultation

NCD is gathering public input for a study of emerging issues and trends affecting the lives of people with disabilities. Information gathered will be used in the development of NCD's next annual progress report to the President and Congress, National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, which is required by Section 401(b) of the Rehabilitation Act.

The purpose of this public consultation is to gather input to inform NCD's assessment of the status of the nation in achieving policies that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, and empower individuals with
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