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May 2, 2023Advocacy Matters

National Council on Disability Meeting, Thursday, May 4, 2023

National Council on Disability Meeting, Thursday, May 4, 2023

Disability Matters with Joyce Bender

Tuesday, May 2, 2023


National Council on Disability Meeting, Thursday, May 4, 2023

The National Council on Disability (NCD) has announced the date and time of their next quarterly meeting. The NCD will meet on Thursday, May 4, 2023, from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

NCD quarterly meetings take place via Zoom. Disability advocates can join the meeting using Zoom or the telephone number and passcode associated with Zoom. Registration is not required to attend the meeting, but registration is encouraged. ASL (American Sign Language) and CART (Communication Access Real Time) have been arranged for the meeting.

NCD is an independent federal agency that advises federal agencies, Congress, and the President on issues impacting people with disabilities.

Last year, President Biden appointed Pennsylvanian Theo W. Braddy to the Council. Theo lives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was the Executive Director of the Central Pennsylvania Center for Independent Living for over 30 years. Theo was recently hired as the new Executive Director of the National Council for Independent Living.

The agenda for the quarterly meeting has been released. You can view the full agenda by visiting and clicking on today’s #AdvocacyMatters segment. The agenda includes a staff report and policy briefing of an upcoming NCD report on the Impact of extreme Weather Events on People with Disabilities.

There is always an opportunity for public comment. NCD welcomes public comments from individuals, businesses, providers, educators, parents, and advocates. NCD receives comments via email prior to the meeting. Public comments are addressed in the last half hour of the meeting. The deadline to register to make a public comment is Wednesday, May 3. You may send an email to NCD at with the subject line “Public Comment” along with your comments and contact information.


Check out the National Council on Disability quarterly meeting on Thursday to learn more about the important topic of extreme weather events on people with disabilities. Be sure to visit for links to the meeting.


National Council on Disability Announcement of Upcoming Meeting

Federal Register Notice

2023-08409.pdf (

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