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National Council on Disability
NCD is a small, independent federal agency charged with advising the President, Congress, and other federal agencies regarding policies, programs, practices, and procedures that affect people with disabilities. NCD is comprised of a team of fifteen Senate-confirmed Presidential appointees , an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff.
NCD's mission is to be a trusted advisor, in collaboration with people with disabilities to:
- The President
- The Congress
- Federal entities
- State, tribal communities, and local governments; and
- Other entities and organizations
NCD fulfills its advisory roles regarding disability policies, programs, procedures, and practices that enhance equal opportunity by:
- Convening stakeholders to acquire timely and relevant input for recommendations and action steps
- Gathering and analyzing data and other information
- Engaging and influencing current debates and agendas
- Identifying and formulating solutions to emerging and long-standing challenges; and
- Providing tools to facilitate effective implementation
Please visit our website to review our findings and resources.