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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
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Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task force supporting the CAPABILITY Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force are writing to express our support of H.R. 3070, the Customized Approaches to Providing and Building Independent Lives of Inclusion for Transition-aged Youth (CAPABILITY) Act. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(August 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
Fact Sheet: The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 651/H.R. 1814)
Passed by a bipartisan Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act allows eligible people with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts'' where they can save for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Like college savings (“529”) accounts, earnings on an ABLE account and distributions from the account for qualified disability expenses do not count as taxable income of the contributor or the eligible beneficiary.
(August 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Task Force Letter to Senate on-2019 Budget Deal
The undersigned members of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urge you to vote for the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2019. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(July 30,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
ADA Anniversary Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in recognition of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(July 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force Statement for National Disability Voter Registration Week
This week is National Disability Voter Registration Week. Voting is the foundation of our democracy and one of the most fundamental rights that Americans enjoy. People with disabilities represent more than 20% of the U.S. population, and can have a powerful influence if they are fully included in the voting and electoral processes. It is important that people with disabilities register to vote, become informed about election issues, and participate in all aspects of elections—including as voters, poll workers, election officials, and candidates.
(July 19,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on 2019 Budget Deal
The Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are relieved that the Administration and Congressional leaders have been able to agree to topline budget numbers for the next two fiscal years as well as to increase the debt ceiling. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(July 18,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Sign on lettter re Autism Cares Reauthorization
We, the undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our support for the manager’s amendment to the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education, and Support (CARES) Act of 2019 (H.R. 1058) which advances priorities of the disability community and makes important technical changes.
(July 16,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force Opposing HUD’s Mixed-Family Proposed Rule
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status Proposed Rule” [Docket No. FR–6124-P-01] published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 10, 2019. Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing and Rights Task Forces. CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the over 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(July 9,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD DD Task Force Lifespan Respite Letter of Support
Thank you for holding a hearing on "Reauthorizing Vital Health Programs for American Families" which includes the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act. We, the undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our strong support for the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(June 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Poverty Measure Comments
These comments are submitted on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. Since 1973, CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.
(June 21,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD HEA principles and recommendations
The CCD Education Taskforce firmly believes that students with disabilities must be thoughtfully and fully included in any policy changes considered for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. As the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) demonstrated, the meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities is now the expectation, rather than the exception. In addition, the reauthorization must address the urgent and persistent shortages of special education teachers as well as specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) experienced nationally.
(June 20,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on OFCCP's proposed information collection for Section 503 focused reviews.
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and Employment and Training Task Force submit these comments in response to the above-referenced request for comment on information collection requirements. Our comments concern the proposed information collection for focused reviews of compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(June 11,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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