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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
Social Security Task Force
Sign on letter to Acting Commissioner Colvin regarding fee cap for representatives in Social Security disability cases
The undersigned organizations are writing to express our support for raising the cap on fees that representatives can earn using the fee agreement when representing applicants for Social Security Disability benefits (Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs) and for putting in place procedures to ensure more regular and consistent increases in this fee cap to keep pace with inflation moving forward.
(April 18,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act Sign on letter
It is the pleasure of the undersigned member organizations of the Education, Financial Security, and Social Security Task Forces of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to provide you with this letter of support for the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act of 2016.
(April 15,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Administration, Ticket to Work, Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Feb. 10, 2016
On behalf of the CCD Employment and Training Task force and Social Security Task Force, we offer the following observations in response to the Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the Ticket to Work Program issued on February 10, 2016. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer and provider organizations representing this nation’s 57 million Americans with disabilities.
(April 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Letter of Support for Kevin and Avonte’s Law
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support would like to express our support for Kevin and Avonte’s Law. We strongly support this bipartisan legislation that will help reduce the risk of injury and death to children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(April 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of Support for Mental Health Reform Act of 2016
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to express our support for the Mental Health Reform Act of 2016 (S.2680) as reported out of committee on March 16, 2016.
(March 31,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD TF letter to OPM re ABA ASD coverage
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health and Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support, we write to thank the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for directing Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program carriers not to exclude coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in the 2017 plan year.
(March 29,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Statement of Support for the Disability Integration Act
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our great appreciation to Senator Charles Schumer for introducing the Disability Integration Act (S. 2427), and bringing attention to the fact that states’ disability service systems continue to warehouse far too many people with disabilities in institutions.
(March 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities FY 2017 Appropriation
HUD’s Section 811 program is an essential source of funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) for nonelderly adults with significant disabilities. The President’s budget proposes a total of $154 million for Section 811 in FY 2017 to renew existing Project-Based Rental Assistance Contracts.
(March 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to House FY2017
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2017 House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(March 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Act Letter to Senate FY2017
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $38 million in the FY 2017 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs
(March 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Senate OAA reauthorization letter from CCD TF members
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support, are writing to express our support of the House Amendment to Senate Bill 192, a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA).
(March 21,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Principles and Recommendations for the Higher Education Act
Ensuring that students with disabilities are college and career ready is a challenging but critically important national goal
(March 18,  2016) - 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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