National Council on Disability

Address: 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850
Washington,, DC 20004
Phone: (202) 272-2004 Fax: (202) 2722022 Email: Website:

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

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.




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