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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
CCD Comments - Rebate Safe Harbor Proposed Rule.pdf
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force and the undersigned organizations appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule amending the safe harbor regulations to the Federal anti-kickback statute regarding rebates in Medicare and Medicaid.
(April 8,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Solvency Principles
Principle 1: The long-term solvency of the Social Security Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance programs should be attained through revenue increases without any benefit cuts. Benefit cuts to Social Security include (but are not limited to): increases in the early or full retirement age, means-testing benefits, changing the Cost of Living Adjustment to make it less adequate, requiring additional work credits to obtain coverage, time-limiting benefits, restricting eligibility, reducing benefits, or altering the sequential evaluation process in a way that will increase the number of claimants denied disability benefits.
(April 3,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD SNAP NPRM Comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) proposed rule, “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents,” (RIN 0584–AE57, 84 Fed. Reg. 980, published February 1, 2019).
(April 2,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Comments SSA-2017-0046
These comments are submitted on behalf of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States. CCD's Social Security Task Force ("CCD Task Force") focuses on disability policy issues in the Title II disability programs and the Title XVI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
(April 2,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Disability Principles for LTSS in Universal Health Care
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. This document lays out principles regarding long term services and supports (LTSS) that the undersigned members of CCD believe must be incorporated into any universal or “For All” health care system in the United States.
(March 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Disability Principles for Health Care Reform
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. As we begin a new Congress, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force issues these updated principles for health care reform efforts.
(March 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Comment to National Quality Forum
We are writing on behalf of the Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force of the Consortium of 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. 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.
(March 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Information Sheet for 116th Congress
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families, including those listed below. The Education Task Force advocates to protect the rights and enhance opportunities for children under these laws. Below are the essential laws that support and promote educational opportunity for children with disabilities.
(March 26,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Trump FY2020 Budget FactSheet
Our Social Security system is a foundation of our nation’s economic security. Nearly all U.S. workers pay in to Social Security and are insured for Social Security Old-Age Insurance, Survivors’ Insurance, and Disability Insurance. Social Security’s Supplemental Security Income program, or SSI, is another core part of this system. SSI provides a basic standard of living for extremely low-income seniors and for children and adults with significant disabilities.
(March 22,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
ABLE Age support letter House
Dear Representative Cardenas, Representative McMorris Rodgers, Representative Wasserman Schultz, Representative Moulton, Representative Cohen, Representative Fitzpatrick, Representative Turner, and Representative Rose: The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our strong support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act. We sincerely thank you for your continued commitment to the financial security of all Americans with disabilities, no matter the age of onset. We look forward to working with you to pass this lifechanging legislation in the 116th Congress.
(March 21,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Support letter for DD Act and AT Act programs
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Family Supports Task Force and undersigned organizational members of the taskforce, we write to urge adequate Fiscal Year 2020 funding for programs authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) and State Assistive Technology Programs.
(March 21,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
FY20 Appropriations letter
As you work to finalize the FY 2020 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to urge you to support the highest possible spending levels for programs that support America’s 6 million children and youth with disabilities and the educators who work on their behalf.
(March 20,  2019) - 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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