National Council on Disability

1331 F Street
Washington, DC


About National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability is an independent federal agency and is composed of 15 members appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. It provides advice to the President, Congress, and executive branch agencies to promote policies, programs, practices, and procedures that guarantee equal opportunity for all individuals with disabilities, regardless of the nature or severity of the disability and to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and inclusion and integration into all aspects of society. NCD has a link on its Resources page ( to, which, among other things, provides additional information on government benefits, grants, and financial aid.