The National Council on Disability (NCD) is seeking stakeholder input about the effects of COVID on people with IDD during their meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, via teleconference. The public comment time is from 330-4pm, but interested parties may join the meeting in listen-only capacity. Registration is not required, but comments should be submitted in advance of the meeting via email. (See instructions below.)
Researchers continue to gather evidence that people with IDD face greater negative impacts from COVID. Yet policies around containment, treatment and vaccination often fail to prioritize this population. Please email your comments and call in to the NCD meeting to share your stories with NCD so they can be considered in upcoming NCD reports.
NCD QUARTERLY BUSINESS MEETING
CALL-IN NUMBER: 1-800-353-6461; Conference ID: 9807341; Conference Title: NCD Meeting; Host Name: Neil Romano.
CART LINK: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=NCD-QUARTERLY
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: The Council will conduct a business meeting, to include: NCD Chairman Neil Romano's report followed by a discussion and vote on policy priorities for fiscal year 2021 and fiscal year 2022. Additional reports will be provided by the Executive Director and representatives from the Executive Committee prior to adjournment for lunch. Following lunch, Chair Catherine Lhamon of the United States Commission on Civil Rights will share research findings and recommendations from their recent report titled, “Subminimum Wages: Impacts on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities.” A panel presentation will follow on successful transitions from 14(c) subminimum wage employment. Council Members will then provide committee reports on research projects currently in progress. The meeting will close with public comment. .
AGENDA: The times provided below are approximations for when each agenda item is anticipated to be discussed (all times Eastern Daylight Time):
10:00 – 10:35 a.m. Welcome and Call to Order, Introductions, New Council Members Get Acquainted
10:35 – 11:45 a.m. Chairman’s Report, Future Work of the Council, Executive Committee Reports, Executive Director’s Report
11:45 – 1:00 p.m. Adjournment for Lunch *NOTE: CART and Phone Line will Disconnect
1:00 – 1:30 p.m. Presentation by Chair Catherine Lhamon of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights regarding its latest report, “Subminimum Wages: Impact on the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities”
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Successful Transitions from 14(c) Subminimum Wage Employment
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Committee Reports on current Research Projects
1. Progress Report on COVID-19
2. Durable Medical Equipment report
3. Disparate Treatment of Puerto Rico Residents in Federal Programs
4. Examining Medicaid Reimbursement for Oral Healthcare of People with I/DD report
3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Public Comment
PUBLIC COMMENT: Your participation during the public comment period provides an opportunity for us to hear from you -- individuals, businesses, providers, educators, parents and advocates. Your comments are important in bringing attention to the issues in your community. Priority will be given to those who register their intent to provide comment in advance by sending an email to PublicComment@ncd.gov with the subject line “Public Comment” with your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the body of your email. Full-length written public comments may also be sent to that email address. All emails to register for public comment at the quarterly meeting must be received by Wednesday, November 18, 2020.
Each person will be given three minutes to present comment. If you are presenting as a group and prefer to choose a spokesperson, your group representative will be given six minutes to provide comment. To ensure your comments are accurately reflected and become part of the public record, NCD requests electronic submission prior to the meeting or immediately after to PublicComment@ncd.gov
ACCOMMODATIONS: A CART stream text link has been arranged for this meeting. The web link to access CART (in English) is: https://www.streamtext.net/player?event=NCD-QUARTERLY. If you require additional accommodations, please notify Anthony Simpson by sending an email to email@example.com as soon as possible and no later than 24 hours prior to the meeting.