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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for March 2008
Date:4/9/2008

NCD Celebrating 30 Years of Empowerment: 1978-2008

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the National Council on Disability's monthly bulletin for March 2008:

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).

President Bush Announces NCD Nominees

On March 20, President George W. Bush announced his intention to renominate five current NCD members and nominate six new members. The renominees are: John R. Vaughn, of Florida, and upon appointment redesignate as chairperson; Victoria Ray Carlson, of Illinois; Chad Colley, of Florida; Lisa Mattheiss, of Tennessee; and Ann Rader, of Virginia. The new nominees are: Kristen Cox, of Utah; Marvin G. Fifield, of Utah; John H. Hager, of Virginia; Katherine O. McCary, of Virginia; Renee L. Tyree, of Arizona; and Tony J. Williams, of Washington.

NCD to Release Disability Data Report

On April 21, NCD's latest report, Keeping Track: National Disability Status and Program Performance Indicators, will be released at the Westin Arlington Gateway, 801 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

This report is the result of a year-long effort by NCD to identify valid federal data and to describe the status of the U.S. population of Americans with disabilities. During the past 30 years, advocates, policymakers, and a variety of public and private organizations have undertaken signifi
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