[Missouri-l] Fw: [leadership] FW: Invitation Letter to NCD's Nashville Quarterly Meeting--Please Disseminate Widely
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From: Beattie, Pat
To: leadership at acb.org
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Subject: [leadership] FW: Invitation Letter to NCD's Nashville Quarterly Meeting--Please Disseminate Widely
From: Mark Quigley [mailto:MQuigley at ncd.gov]
Sent: Thursday, September 10, 2009 2:21 PM
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Subject: Invitation Letter to NCD's Nashville Quarterly Meeting--Please Disseminate Widely
September 8, 2009
Dear Friends and Colleagues:
On behalf of the National Council on Disability (NCD), it is my pleasure to invite you to attend NCD's next quarterly meeting, which will take place at the Holiday Inn Express, 920 Broadway, Nashville, TN, beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2009, and ending at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2009. This meeting is open to the public.
NCD's purpose is to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, and that empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society. To carry out this mandate we gather public and stakeholder input, including that received at our public meetings held around the country; review and evaluate federal programs and legislation; and provide the President, Congress, and federal agencies with advice and recommendations. NCD is an independent federal agency, composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the consent of the U.S. Senate.
NCD believes it is vital to hear from communities around the country on what works and what does not for people with disabilities. This meeting will provide another opportunity for that exchange. The agenda will include, among other things, sessions on Emergency Preparedness, Healthcare, Housing, Workforce Infrastructure, International Development, Assistive Technology and Digital Media, the Developmental Disabilities and Bill of Rights Act, the Marine Corps Research Project, and NCD's 2010 National Summit on Disability Policy.
Specific times are also designated to receive public comment, supported by a toll-free call-in line, and input is encouraged and greatly appreciated. Individuals or organizations can also provide written comments by e-mail, fax, or mail. A public comment session will be held Monday, October 26, from 4:30 p.m. until 5 p.m. CST. The toll-free call-in number is (888) 790-6568, and the pass code is "NCD Meeting." Written comments on disability-related issues of concern or interest can also be emailed to mquigley at ncd.gov at any time.
You are also invited to join us for a reception at the hotel for meeting participants, audience members, and stakeholders from the disability community on Tuesday, October 27 from noon until 2:00 p.m. Additional details about the meeting will be posted on the NCD website at www.ncd.gov as soon as they become available. You will also find the meeting agenda posted there approximately 10 days before the meeting is scheduled, and written comments for Council consideration can be submitted at any time by writing to ncdinfo at ncd.gov.
For more information, please contact NCD's Director of External Affairs, Mark S. Quigley, at mquigley at ncd.gov or by telephone at 202-272-2004 (V), 202-272-2074 (TTY), and please visit our Web site at www.ncd.gov. At that location you can also sign up to be a member of our extensive listserv, where you will get frequent updates about NCD activities, reports and news of importance to the disability community nationwide.
We hope you will attend and participate.
John R. Vaughn
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