The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) through the Administration for Community Living (ACL) is seeking comments and hosting several listening sessions across the country to help inform future funding priorities and strategic direction. Public meetings will be held October 14th and 28th, November 1st and 18th, and December 5th at the following locations:
- Denver, CO (10/14)
- San Francisco, CA (10/28)
- Chicago, IL (11/1)
- Boston, MA (11/18)
- Dallas, TX (12/5)
Attendees should come prepared to answer the following questions:
- What issues (barriers) make it challenging for you to be an active member of your community?
- What improvements (name the top one or two) would make your daily life better?
- What has changed, for better or worse, in the last five years that has affected your ability to achieve your goals?
Members of the public may attend in person or by phone. Start time, locations, and registration information are available on ACL’s website. NIDILRR will also accept written comments via email to NIDILRRfuture@acl.hhs.gov through December 12th, 2016.
Mandated by Congress to develop a long-range plan every five years, NIDILRR is committed to incorporating input from key stakeholders—especially people with disabilities. As part of ACL, NIDILRR’s mission is generate new knowledge and promote its effective use to improve the abilities of people with disabilities to perform activities of their choice in the community and to expand society’s capacity to provide full opportunities and accommodations for its citizens with disabilities.