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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

"The Future of Disability in America" - A New IOM Report

Notice from the Institute of Medicine of the National
Academies (4/24/2007):

"To better understand disability in the United States, the
Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Education,
and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) asked the
Institute of Medicine (IOM) to assess the current situation
and provide recommendations for improvement, which
culminated in the report The Future of Disability in America.

The committee reviewed the developments since two previous
IOM reports on disability, analyzed a number of shortcomings
in the nation’s disability policies and programs, and raised
serious questions about how individuals and society will cope
with the challenges of disability. This report concludes that
immediate action is essential for the nation to avoid harm
and to help people with disabilities lead independent and
productive lives."

The report may be purchased or viewed online in sections
(by Table of Contents headings).