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National Disability Policy: 2017 Progress Report

This year’s report from the National Council on Disability (NOD) is organized around the intersection of disability and poverty. The Council, calling poverty “the common thread that continues to compound many of the core concerns for people with disabilities,” examines the reasons people with disabilities are often destined to live in poverty and experience high unemployment despite existing regulations and policies geared toward improving their lives.

The report includes an overview of several emerging and promising practices for achieving economic self-sufficiency, as well as recommendations for policymakers.