From the National Council on Disability
NCD CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING:
“Re-imagining the Social Security System for the 21st Century”
WHEN: Tuesday, July 28 2015
TIME: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
LOCATION: Capitol Visitors Center, Senate-Side, SVC 201-00 in Washington, DC
On Tuesday, July 28, 2015, the National Council on Disability (NCD) will convene a congressional briefing on modernizing Social Security to meet the demands of youth who are coming of age today and want to see this critical safety net become a springboard of opportunity. Two panels of witnesses, including testimony by young people with disabilities, will discuss the barriers experienced in navigating the system. We will also examine what policy measures are either underway or needed to address the persistent barriers to obtaining and advancing a career and to earn a living throughout one’s lifetime.
PANEL 1: Youth with Disabilities
Facilitator: Phoebe Ball, Legislative Analyst, National Council on Disability
- Andy Arias, California
- Daniel Mellenthin, Missouri
- Angel Miles, Maryland
PANEL 2: Experts in Policy and Practice
Facilitator: Henry Claypool, Former Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living
- David Weaver, Associate Commissioner for Research, Demonstration, and Employment Support , Social Security Administration
- Sharon Lewis, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Janet LaBreck, Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration, U.S. Department of Education
EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
This event will be open to the public. All interested parties are encouraged to attend.
NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not have a listen-in option for this briefing, nor will it be webcast.
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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.