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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for November 2007
Date:12/19/2007

he committee reported topics and issues of interest such as aversives and restraints, healthcare accessibility, expanding ways of gathering youth and young adult perspectives, and planning to make a new proposal to NCD about disability history awareness-raising. We welcome aboard in FY2008 Jesutine Breidenbach (MN), Brett Cunningham (OK), Paul Fogle (PA), Eddie Rea (CA), Nicole Schneider (FL), Nathan Turner (OH), and Bryan Ward (DE). YAC meets again on January 17, 2008, at 4:00 p.m. EST. Please e-mail your questions about YAC to Dr. Gerrie Hawkins (ghawkins@ncd.gov).

Cultural Diversity

On November 15, NCD's Cultural Diversity Advisory Committee(CDAC) met under the leadership of Darrell Simmons, J.D., chair, and John Armendariz, vice chair. NCD's senior attorney advisor Joan Durocher addressed the committee with updates about ongoing and upcoming priorities for NCD's employment study team as background for potential involvement of interested advisory committee members. NCD executive director Mike Collins also addressed the committee, identifying additional NCD priorities (health care and the annual progress report to Congress). Future CDAC meetings will feature other NCD staff and CDAC members as discussion leaders on related issues affecting the populations represented. CDAC meeting dates are set for 2:30 p.m. EST, April 3 and July 10, 2008. Please e-mail CDAC questions to Mr. Stacey Brown (sbrown@ncd.gov).

NCD Staff Changes

NCD wishes a fond farewell to Mark Seifarth, NCD congressional liaison, who relocated back to his home state of Ohio and to Pamela O'Leary, NCD sign language interpreter, who retired and was returning to North Dakota.

Quarterly Meetings

NCD's winter quarterly meeting will be held January 28-January 30, 2008, at the New Orleans Marriott at the Convention Center, 859 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA.

This meeting is free of charge and open to the public. People with disabilities are enco
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