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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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Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD Farm Bill Conferees Letter
As the Farm Bill enters into House-Senate conference, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urge you to continue the longstanding bipartisan commitment to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). We urge the conference to reject any proposals to restrict eligibility, reduce benefits, cap or reduce funding, or make harmful structural changes to SNAP.
(August 14,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Brett Kavanaugh's record on disability issues
President Trump has nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the United States Supreme Court. If confirmed, he would replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who announced his retirement at the end of the Court’s term in June 2018. Judge Kavanaugh has served on the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since 2006, and has issued many decisions relevant to people with disabilities. Below is a summary of Judge Kavanaugh’s decisions and statements that directly or indirectly concern people with disabilities.
(August 10,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Ad Hoc Committee Task Force
CCD Emergency Management Committee and Allies Letter of Concern to DHS - 122 Organizations sign on
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.
(August 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force responds to the release of the Final Rule on short term health care plans.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force is disappointed that the Administration finalized rules increasing the availability of short-term limited duration (STLD) health plans that do not provide protections for people with pre-existing conditions and opposes the Administration’s ongoing efforts to undermine implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
(August 2,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
House introduction of the Aim Higher Act to reauthorize the Higher Education Act
Washington, DC, July 25, 2018 --The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is pleased to see the introduction of the Aim Higher Act, a comprehensive reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), that includes many of the recommendations of the task force intended to increase the number of students with disabilities able to matriculate and be successful in college or universities.
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Final passage of the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (CTE bill)
Washington, DC, July 25, 2018 --The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is pleased that Congress has taken final action on HR 2353 Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act and issued the following statement:
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Testimony Social Security Subcommittee
Chairman Johnson, Ranking Member Larson, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to provide testimony for this hearing entitled “Examining Changes to Social Security’s Disability Appeals Process.”
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Letter to ACL
The undersigned organizations write to express great concern about recent comments
(July 25,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record of July 11 hearing on Paid Leave and Social Security
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record of the Subcommittee’s July 11, 2018 hearing on “Examining the Importance of Paid Family Leave for American Working Families.”
(July 23,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Letter of Support - Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force write to express our strong support for the Eleanor Smith Inclusive Home Design Act of 2018. By requiring newly constructed single-family houses and townhouses that are built with federal assistance to include a minimum standard of visitability, this historic legislation will advance the rights of people with disabilities to have full community integration.
(July 20,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF - HR1511
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force, we are writing to express our opposition to HR 1511, the Homeless Children and Youth Act.
(July 20,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Social Security Task Force HR 3309 Letter of Support
The work incentives within the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program are crucial, yet complex. An online tool that helps SSDI beneficiaries understand how earnings will affect their benefits is one way to help people with disabilities gain more independence and financial stability. The decision to return to the workforce or increase earnings can be a difficult one, often made in consultation with loved ones, medical providers, and organizations such as Work Incentive Planning and Assistance (WIPA) grantees.
(July 17,  2018) - 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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