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National Council on Disability Monthly Bulletin for October 2008
Date:11/13/2008

mployees and managers. She acts as disability consultant to SunTrust's 17 Diversity Councils. Ms. McCary replaced outgoing NCD member Milton Aponte.

Mr. Williams is a founding partner and Chairman of Washington Advocates, a Northwest-based public affairs firm with offices in Bellevue and Washington, D.C. The firm represents a wide variety of Northwest companies and organizations. He is the parent of a special needs student. Mr. Williams replaced outgoing NCD member Dr. Young Woo Kang.

NCD Conducts Quarterly Meeting In Kansas City

NCD conducted its Fall quarterly meeting October 6-8 in the nation's heartland in Kansas City, MO, with 64 members of the public attending the meeting.

During NCD's Homeland Security Committee report, NCD heard presentations by Glen White, Ph.D., Director of the Nobody Left Behind Project, Kansas University at Lawrence, Charles Duddy, Emergency Preparedness Director, Gladstone, MO, and Karen Benson, Interim Chair, Governor's Council on Disability and Co-chair, Government, Faith-based and Community Partnership, Missouri Rehabilitation Center, Mount Vernon, MO.

NCD also heard presentations by Scott Raecker, Director, Character Counts, and Member of the Iowa Legislature, former Iowa Governor Robert Ray discussing the success of the Character Counts education program, and a presentation from Susan Crain Lewis, President and CEO, Mental Health America of the Heartlands, discussing the latest trends in mental health.

Sue Sutter, Associate Commissioner, Office of Employment Support Programs, Social Security Administration (SSA) and Richard Balkus, Associate Commissioner, Office of Program Development and Research, SSA, discussed the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act and actions SSA has taken on recommendations from NCD's 2005 report, The Social Security Administration's Efforts to Promote Employment for People with Disabilities: New Solutions for Old Problems

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