U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


National Council on Disability - NCD

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Other Contact Information

1331 F Street NW Suite 850
Washington, DC 20004
202-272-2004 (Voice)
202-272-2074 (FAX)
202-272-2022 (Voice - TTY)


The National Council on Disability (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. First established as a small advisory Council within the Department of Education in 1978, NCD was transformed into an independent agency in 1984 and is comprised of a team of fifteen Senate-confirmed Presidential appointees, an Executive Director appointed by the Chairman, and eleven, full-time professional staff.

Print Resources

Serial publication: NCD Bulletin (newsletter)--monthly; Variety of publications also available relating to disability. All publications are free of charge and available in braille, large print, and on diskette.

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Review Date

Wednesday, Sep 07, 2011