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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for June, 2008
Date:7/3/2008

sthand about the experiences of people with disabilities from the Pacific Northwest region. This is also an opportunity to meet NCD members and staff and offer comments during the public comment sessions.

This meeting is open to the public and free of charge. Times are designated for public comment, supported by a toll-free call-in line, and public input is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Written comments can also be provided by e-mail (ncd@ncd.gov), fax (202-272-2022), or mail (NCD, 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850, Washington, DC 20004).

Public comment sessions will be held Monday, July 14 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. PDT and on Tuesday, July 15 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. PDT. The toll-free call-in number for Monday and Tuesday is 1-800-779-9513, and the pass code is "NCD Meeting."

An additional public comment session for audience members will be held Wednesday, July 16 from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 a.m. A reception will be held at the hotel for meeting participants, audience members, and stakeholders from the disability community on Tuesday, July 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., immediately following the days' session.

NCD's fall meeting will be held October 6-8, 2008, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

NCD's winter meeting will be January 12-14, 2009, at the Chaparral Suites Hotel, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Emerging Trends Public Consultation

NCD is soliciting 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, National Disability Policy: A Progress Report, which is required annually by Section 401 (b) of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

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 op
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