On October 31, the National Council on Disability (NCD) issued the "National Disability Policy: A Progress Report," which fulfills its statutory mandate to report on and issue recommendations concerning the state of disability policy in the United States. This years marks NCD's 30th anniversary as an independent federal agency.
The report details the status of people with disabilities from across the nation, providing policymakers, advocates, and other stakeholders with an overview of the progress the United States has made promoting and protecting the rights of individuals with disabilities. Specifically, the report focuses on seven key areas: the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), employment access and inclusion, subminimum wage, education outcomes, Medicaid managed care, mental health care, and data trends in disability policy. The report identifies opportunities to promote public policies that contribute to a more inclusive environment.
The full report is available here.