Meeting the unique needs of minorities with disabilities: A report to the President and the Congress
minorities, persons with disabilities, services, National Council on Disability
The National Council on Disability submitted this special report entitled Meeting the Unique Needs of Minorities With Disabilities: A Report to the President and the Congress. They were particularly proud of this report because it addresses a set of issues that has been largely overlooked by U.S. policymakers.
The significant, unmet needs of minorities with disabilities is a policy priority. Minorities constitute a disproportionate share of the disability community and have a unique set of needs in addition to those experienced by other people with disabilities. Many minority persons with disabilities face discrimination on the basis of both minority status and disability. This report reflects the results of a recent National Council conference on minorities with disabilities co-sponsored with Jackson State University in Mississippi, and a public hearing identifying the needs of minorities with respect to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), P.L. 101-336, held in San Francisco, California.
Wright, T.J., & Leung, P. (Eds.). (1993). Meeting the unique needs of minorities with disabilities: A report to the President and the Congress. Washington, DC: National Council on Disability. ONLINE