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

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During the NCD Emerging Trends Committee report, NCD heard presentations by Diane Golden, Executive Director, Missouri Assistive Technology Project, and Tec Chapman, Deputy Director, Division of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities, Missouri Department of Mental Health.

NCD Vice Chairpersons Approved

During the business portion of the NCD quarterly meeting, the Council approved the chairperson's nomination of Pat Pound and Chad Colley to continue serving as NCD vice chairpersons for Fiscal Year 2009.

National Summit on Disability Policy Update

Planning for NCD's 2010 National Summit on Disability Policy is underway. The purpose of the Summit is to help set a national policy agenda for 2010-2020 designed to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities. Policy papers on issues of critical importance to people with disabilities are being prepared in advance with the cooperation of NCD's many stakeholders, and these papers will be used to establish the tracks for discussion and policy development during the summit. Topics will include civil rights (including voting issues), employment, education, healthcare, transportation, housing, homeland security (including emergency preparedness); disability statistics, and international disability issues.

NCD's Current Issues

NCD's current list of issues and projects underway include reports on:

-- The Current State of Health Care for People with Disabilities

-- Invisible Wounds: Serving Service Members and Veterans with PTSD and TBI

-- The Rehabilitation Act: Outcomes for Transition Age Youth

-- Effective Homeland Security Practices for Use by Communities and People

with Disabilities

-- National Disability Policy: A Progress Report

-- 2008 Housing Initi
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