Wednesday, September 30, 2015

President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities meets in November in D.C.

The President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) acts in an advisory capacity to the President and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on a broad range of topics relating to programs, services and support for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

The PCPID executive order stipulates that the Committee shall: (1) Provide such advice concerning intellectual disabilities as the President or the Secretary of Health and Human Services may request; and (2) provide advice to the President concerning the following for people with intellectual disabilities: (A) Expansion of educational opportunities; (B) promotion of homeownership; (C) assurance of workplace integration; (D) improvement of transportation options; (E) expansion of full access to community living; and (F) increasing access to assistive and universally designed technologies.

The federal Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Issued a notice in the Federal Register on 9/30/15 regarding scheduled meetings of the PCPID in November 2015:

PCPID is meeting on the following dates:

Monday, November 9, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; and

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

These meetings will be open to the general public.

They will be held in the Holiday Inn Capitol Hotel, Capitol Ballroom, located at 550 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. The hotel's phone number is: (202) 479-4000. Individuals who would like to participate via conference call may do so by dialing toll-free #: 888-469-0957, when prompted enter pass code: 8955387.

Agenda: The Committee Members will discuss preparation of the PCPID 2016 Report to the President, including its content and format, and related data collection and analysis required to complete the writing of the Report. They will also receive presentations from selected
experts in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.

For further information, please contact Dr. MJ Karimi, Team Lead, President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities, One Massachusetts Avenue NW., Room 4206, Washington, DC 20201. Telephone: 202-357-3588. Fax: 202-205-8037.


Dated: September 21, 2015.
Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration on Disabilities (AoD)

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