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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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Health Task Force
Access Rule Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Medicaid Program; Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services—Exemptions for States With High Managed Care Penetration Rates and Rate Reduction Threshold, CMS–2406–P, RIN 0938–AT41. 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.
(May 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Opposition to amendment 487
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write to oppose the inclusion of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY2019 that would create a pilot voucher program. In particular, we oppose Amendment #487 which was filed by Representative Hunter to create a $10 million scholarship program for military dependent children with special education needs that can be used for private and public schools.
(May 21,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter to CMS on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
The Long-Term Services and Supports, Health and Rights Task Forces of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our extreme concerns with the lack of timely guidance and official stakeholder input around the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for personal care and home health services. A significant delay in implementation is needed to ensure that the privacy and civil rights of consumers are protected; that the administrative and financial burdens on service providers is neither onerous nor duplicative; and that states are able to design and implement their EVV programs in a thoughtful, deliberative manner.
(May 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD SUD IMD Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health, Long-Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces write in opposition to proposals that expands coverage of institutional services in Medicaid without addressing gaps in Medicaid community services. 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.
(May 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Statement of the CCD Education Task Force Affirming the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Mary 16, 2018, Washington, DC --The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task force, 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, stands with other national civil rights organizations today in celebrating and affirming the anniversary of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education. In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits states from denying equal protection of the laws.
(May 16,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Sign On Letter Regarding Housing Bills
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our strong opposition to the “Making Affordable Housing Work Act” and the “Promoting Resident Opportunity through Rent Reform 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.
(May 15,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Letter of Support for the Disability Integration Act (DIA) (S. 910; HR 2472)
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to reiterate our support of the Disability Integration Act (S. 910, H.R. 2472). This legislation, if passed, would ensure the rights of people with disabilities to live full and independent lives in their communities.
(May 14,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Disproportionality Comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Taskforce write to express our strong opposition to the proposed delay of the compliance date for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)’s disproportionality regulations (codified at 34 CFR 300.646- 300.647) from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020 and for children ages three to five from July 1, 2020 to July 1, 2022, which is included in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking posted in the federal register on February 27, 2018.
(May 14,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter RE CTE
The CCD Education Task Force is pleased that the Senate is working in a bipartisan fashion to reauthorize and improve the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. The Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offers the potential for students with disabilities to use high school toward preparation for the workforce by encouraging specific career pathways. While there is a paucity of research on the intersection of CTE programs and disability, studies that do exist have shown that providing career preparation and transition services as early as possible has the potential to provide a pivotal platform for students with disabilities to gain access to career pathways.
(May 11,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD Preserve SNAP Fact Sheet
In the U.S., all too often food insecurity and disability go together. Families that include people with disabilities are two to three times more likely to experience food insecurity than families that have no members with disabilities. Similarly, people experiencing food insecurity have increased likelihood of chronic illness and disability.
(May 8,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD House Farm Bill Letter
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) by rejecting proposals to restrict eligibility, reduce benefits, cap or reduce funding, or make harmful structural changes to SNAP in the Farm Bill.
(May 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health task force sent recommending Dr. Ayers to serve on the PCORI Board of Governors
On behalf of the Health Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) we are writing in support of the nomination of Dr. Kara Ayers, Associate Director and an Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UC UCEDD), to the Board of Governors for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).
(May 4,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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