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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for June, 2009
Date:6/19/2009

WASHINGTON, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's monthly bulletin for June 2009:

The "Bulletin," which is free of charge and at NCD's award-winning Web site (http://www.ncd.gov), brings you the latest issues and news affecting people with disabilities. To subscribe to the NCD listserv, go to http://listserv.access.gpo.gov, click on "Online mailing list archives," select "NCD-NEWS-L," click on "Join or leave the list," then complete the short subscription form. Please send your editorial comments to "Bulletin" editor Mark S. Quigley (mquigley@ncd.gov).

Emergency Management and Homeland Security

NCD's latest report on emergency management and people with disabilities will be released on August 12, 2009 at the International Association of Emergency Managers' 2009 National Conference on Community Preparedness -- the Power of Citizen Corps at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. NCD Vice Chairperson Pat Pound will announce the release during her presentation at the conference.

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.

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