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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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Rights Task Force
The ADA at 30: A Vision for a Future with Full Inclusion and Equity
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities invites you to a briefing celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
(July 14,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health and LTSS Task Forces Letter of Support for Coronavirus Medicaid Support Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) task forces on Health and Long-Term Services and Supports, we write to express our support for the Coronavirus Medicaid Response Act (S. 4108)
(July 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Comments on CMS Interim Final Rule re Nursing Home COVID-19 Reporting Requirements
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 undersigned co-chairs of the CCD Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force write to implore HHS to include all institutional facilities that receive Medicaid funding, not just nursing homes, in its interim final rule on nursing home COVID-19 reporting requirements.
(July 7,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force covid package 4 letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write to underscore our support for urgent legislation to help all Americans, including people with disabilities, to cope with the ongoing risks and ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic. A fourth COVID-19 response package is necessary to provide critical resources to the disability community, which has been disproportionately affected by the disease.
(July 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record on Tax Relief Hearing re Adult Dependents
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record of the Subcommittee’s June 18, 2020 hearing on “Tax Relief to Support Workers and Families During the COVID-19 Recession.” 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.
(July 2,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
SSA response to CCD’s second letter about covid
Email Addresses for PSCs, CCD: SSA’s response to our request that the agency establish email addresses for representatives to send documents to the Program Service Centers (PSCs), as SSA did with the Representative Call Center was “Representatives should continue to fax material to the PSCs using the existing channels they have relied on for service in the past.”
(July 1,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Re-Opening Principles Document
Every American has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways large and small. At the end of May, over 40 million Americans were out of work and over 120,000 Americans had died from COVID-19. Now, with a wave of reopening across the country, many states such as Arizona and Texas are facing major increases in hospitalization as a result of new infections caused by the easing of social distancing and relaxed safety precautions by the public.
(June 30,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Comments on IDEA Paperwork Reduction Planning and Implementation Program
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Priorities, Requirements, and Selection Criteria—Technical Assistance and Dissemination To Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities—The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Paperwork Reduction Planning and Implementation Program, as published in the May 29, 2020, Federal Register. We write to express the following concerns with the proposed priorities, requirements, and selection criteria.
(June 29,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation - Reopening Concerns for Governors
The undersigned disability organizations, which include members and friends of the Transportation and Employment and Training Task Forces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), are writing to express the needs of public transportation users with disabilities as states across the country implement reopening policies. More specifically, we are writing to highlight to America’s governors the considerations that must be made as transit and other transportation services transition back to the service models and levels that existed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
(June 26,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Co-chairs letter with comments on the OK 1115 proposal
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on Oklahoma’s SoonerCare 2.0 1115 project proposal. 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. For the reasons stated below, we urge HHS not to approve the proposed SoonerCare 2.0 demonstration.
(June 26,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Emergency Management Task Force Comments to HELP Committee Draft Paper - Preparing for the Next Pandemic
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Emergency Management Task Force welcomes the effort by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ to prepare for the next pandemic. 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 26,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Letter to Congress Paid Leave
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the recently passed H.R. 6800, The Heroes 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 25,  2020) - 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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