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Bob Williams Confirmed as Closing Plenary Speaker at 2016 NCIL Conference

Join us at the 2016 NCIL Closing Plenary as Bob Williams, Deputy Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities and Director of the Independent Living Administration (ILA), addresses the NCIL membership. Bob will update us on the transition of the Independent Living Program to the Administration for Community Living, the forthcoming WIOA / IL rules, and will share with us his vision for the future of the ILA.

Logo - Solidarity - Everybody In - Annual Conference on Independent Living 2016Bob joined the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in these dual roles in January of this year. A person with a disability and longtime disability advocate, Bob has lived and worked in DC for over three decades. He came to ACL from the Social Security Administration (SSA) where he most recently served as the Senior Advisor to the eputy Commissioner for Retirement and Disability Policy. Prior to that role, Bob headed SSA’s Office of Employment Support programs. During his time at SSA, Bob led several interagency disability-related initiatives and advised organizations on policy issues facing the disability community.

Before SSA, Bob served as Commissioner for the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and then as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Before his work in government, Bob worked for the United Cerebral Palsy Association, the ARC, the Youth Policy Institute, DC Center for Independent Living, and was active with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

Bob has been a strong partner since well before his appointment at ACL, and we are excited to hear from him and listen to his vision of the future of the ILA at this year’s Annual Conference on Independent Living. This year’s Conference is shaping up to be an incredibly exciting event! You can register at our Annual Conference web page. We can’t wait to see you there!

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