National Council on Disability Quarterly Meeting


On behalf of the National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, I’m writing to invite you to our next quarterly meeting taking place in Detroit, Michigan on Thursday and Friday, February 23-24, 2017 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243.

NCD will conduct three public comment periods during the meeting on Thursday, February 23.

Individuals are specifically encouraged to provide public comment on the following topics at these times:


Topic: Education and Mental Health
Time: 11:15 to 11:45 am EST

Topic: Economic Mobility Gridlock: Systemic Challenges, Incompatibilities and Contradictions
Time: 2-2:30 pm EST

Topic: Getting People with Disabilities Out of Poverty
Time: 3:45 – 4:15 pm EST


In addition to comments provided during the quarterly meeting, public comments can be sent to at any time. To offer public comment at the February 2017 quarterly meeting your registration must be received by close of business on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. Due to time constraints, comments must be limited to three minutes. In addition to comments provided by phone, comments received via email—including comments by those who cannot participate in the teleconference—will be shared with council members following the meeting.

To register to provide public comment at the February 2017 Quarterly meeting of the National Council on Disability, please send an email to with the subject line “Public Comment” with the following information included in the body of the email message:

1.  Name

2.  Organization

3.  City, State, and;

4.  Topic or issues being addressed

Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions.

We look forward to seeing you later this month!

Sincerely yours,

Lawrence Carter-Long

Public Affairs Specialist

National Council on Disability

1331 F Street, NW, Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004

202-272-2112 Voice

202-272-2022 Fax


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About the National Council on Disability (NCD): First established as an advisory Council within the Department of Education in 1978, NCD became an independent federal agency in 1984. In 1986, NCD recommended enactment of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and drafted the first version of the bill which was introduced in the House and Senate in 1988. Since enactment of the ADA in 1990, NCD has continued to play a leading role in crafting disability policy, and advising the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policies, programs, and practices.

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