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Federal agency invites disability community to Henderson meetings

Posted at 7:47 AM, Jan 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 10:47:01-05

The National Council on Disability will be holding two days of community-focused events in Henderson Jan. 28-29. All events are open to the public.

The Council’s quarterly meeting begins at 1 p.m. Jan. 28 at The Westin Lake. This event is open to the public and includes local, state and national discussions on education and transportation issues, a Town Hall offering opportunities to present public comment on disability issues, a reception for attendees to talk with presidential and congressional appointees and full-time federal staff; and an information session on Nevada’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, tax-free saving accounts to pay for disability-related expenses.

The second day begins at 9 a.m. with remarks from local, state and national officials; followed by community discussions on transportation challenges and successes; then by a panel sharing research findings and recommendations on guardianship for individuals with developmental disabilities. The meeting will conclude with a second Public Comment Town Hall session.

Town Hall sessions are an opportunity to provide feedback to the federal government on disability-related topics needing to be addressed. Priority for public comments will be given to attendees, however comments can also be submitted by email to ncd@ncd.gov or by phone during the session.

Information on the meeting and a schedule is available at https://ncd.gov/events.