Monday, October 6, 2008

NCD to Meet Today in Kansas City

The National Council on Disability will conduct its quarterly meeting at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center, 2345 McGee Street, Kansas City, Missouri, beginning at 8:30 a.m. C.D.T. today Monday, October 6 and ending at 11:00 a.m. C.D.T. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008. The meeting is open to the public.

NCD is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. NCD provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability; and empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society.

In carrying out its mission, NCD believes it is vital to hear from communities around the country on what works and what does not for people with disabilities. The agenda will include sessions on emergency preparedness, health care, employment, and several other subjects of interest to the disability community.

Public comment sessions will be held Monday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. C.D.T. and on Tuesday, October 7 from 4:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. C.D.T. A reception will be held at the hotel for meeting participants, audience members, and stakeholders from the disability community on Tuesday, October 7 immediately following the day’s session.

To learn more about NCD, see their website at:


  1. The new fact sheet provides practical information about applying ADA employment rules in health care jobs, in a variety of settings — from public and private hospitals and nursing care facilities to doctors' and dentists' offices and diagnostic laboratories. The occupations within the health care field are many and varied, including physicians, surgeons, dental hygienists, nurses, workers, physical therapists, medical records clerks, laboratory technicians, paramedics, home health aides and custodial and food service workers in medical facilities. Although the rules under Title I of the ADA are the same for employers and individuals with disabilities in all industries, this fact sheet explains how the ADA applies to some unique situations that may arise in health care settings. Many of the real-life examples in the fact sheet are based on cases that have been decided by courts or settled by the EEOC.

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