ELC Attorneys Provide Answers and Testimony at National Disabilities Meeting in Pittsburgh
On May 4-5, the National Council on Disabilities (NCD) held its national meeting in Pittsburgh. The NCD is an independent federal agency responsible for advising the President, Congress and other federal agencies on issues affecting the lives of people with disabilities. ELC worked with the Council to organize a panel focused on the education of students with disabilities, "Renewing the Federal Commitment to Students with Disabilities."
ELC attorney Nancy Potter was featured on the panel and gave testimony to the NCD on issues of inclusive early learning opportunities and keeping students with disabilities out of the school-to-prison pipeline. Nancy also challenged the NCD to ensure that students with disabilities who are also part of another underserved group, such as students of color or students in foster care, are given full access to their legal rights.
ELC attorney Leigh Loman provided public testimony at the meeting, available here.