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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 Ideas and Recommendations for OFCCP to Improve Outcomes for Individuals with Disabilities
Thank you for including representatives of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force in a meeting on March 19, 2021, to discuss the efforts of your office to improve federal contractor compliance in recruitment and hiring of individuals with disabilities.
(May 7,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Equity Dialogue Contributions
Fundamentally, using good data is necessary to drive for improved and more equitable outcomes for the many underrepresented communities and intersectional identities contained within the broader disability community. Good data must capture not only disability status, but also disaggregated that data by race. Our nation, our government, and our policies will never advance an equity agenda, unless decision makers can clearly see the disproportionate impact of their choices.
(April 30,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD SOC Letter of support Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Task Force support Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals 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. The LTSS Task Force focuses on ensuring that people with disabilities and aging adults have access to the LTSS, particularly Home and Community Based Services (HCBS), they need to live, work and participate in their communities.
(April 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD comments re: HCBS Access Act
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. The Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force addresses the services and supports that enable individuals with disabilities of all ages to live in their homes and communities.
(April 26,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force Comments on Draft Home and Community Based Services Access
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. The CCD Employment and Training Task Force wishes to acknowledge the many years of intensive efforts expended by many advocates to press for rebalancing the Medicaid program away from prioritizing institutionalization over community integration.
(April 26,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education TF FY22 Appropriations letter
As you work to draft the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriation bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force urges you to increase the federal investment in education programs that support students with disabilities, their families, and the educators who serve them.
(April 23,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Criminal Justice and Terrorism re hearing on policing and behavioral health
As co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to applaud you for conducting a hearing on this important topic. 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.
(April 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Paid Leave in Recovery Package
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Paid Leave Task Force write to express our strong support for the inclusion of a national paid leave program in the Coronavirus recovery legislation currently being developed. 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.
(April 14,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Updated CCD Paid Leave Principles
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. In response to recent Congressional interest in paid parental, medical, and caregiving leave, CCD has convened am Ad Hoc Paid Leave Task Force.
(April 14,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Response Workforce Request
Dear Chair Patty Murray and Ranking Member Richard Burr, Thank you for your request for comments on workforce innovation to address lost jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic. In your letter, you asked for the following information in pursuit of bipartisan solutions:
(April 9,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force Response to HELP Committee on Workforce Programs
The Employment and Training Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments regarding the specific needs of people with disabilities as you explore ways to update and expand workforce training programs.
(April 9,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter Transportation Limitations to access the Coronavirus Vaccine
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writes today to outline the transportation limitations and needs of persons with disabilities in order to access the imperative COVID-19 vaccine. We appreciate this opportunity to comment on this critical issue.
(April 6,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.
 
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