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Bob Williams Confirmed as NCIL Conference Speaker

Join us at the 2017 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 provide an overview from the ILA to attendees, and he will also be taking time to answer some of the questions we have for him.

Revolution - A Global Independent Living Movement - Annual Conference on Independent Living 2017. Graphic: Continents have been added to NCIL's logo (a blue semi-circle), which forms a globe. A red heart sits between the end points of the semi-circle.Bob joined the Administration for Community Living (ACL) in these dual roles in January of 2016. A person with a disability and longtime disability advocate, Bob has lived and worked in DC for over three decades. Prior to joining ACL he held several roles at the Social Security Administration (SSA), the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Outside of the federal government, he has worked for the United Cerebral Palsy Association, the Arc, the Youth Policy Institute, the DC Center for Independent Living, and was active with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.

ACL has undergone several changes in recent years, and the transition of the Independent Living program is still underway. The Closing Plenary will be an opportunity to hear directly from the head of the ILA, as well as to ask the questions that have come up during the IL transition. The NCIL Annual Conference Committee respectfully requests that you send your questions in ahead of time. If you would like to submit a question, please send it to NCIL Policy Analyst Lindsay Baran at lindsay@ncil.org by Monday, June 28, 2017.

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