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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
Letter to CDC on Need for Better Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters and Additional Doses
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 members of the CCD Health Task Force and allies are writing to ask for more guidance and outreach on vaccine boosters and additional doses for people with disabilities and chronic conditions.
(October 19,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Comments CDR Burden
These comments are submitted on behalf of undersigned members of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for 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. Since 1972, CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families.
(October 18,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD SSI Letter
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force write to follow up on our July 26, 2021 and May 12, 2021 letters urging the inclusion of long-overdue improvements to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program in the pandemic recovery legislation now being considered. 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.
(October 15,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health TF Comment Letter on IRF RCD
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force, appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposed Review Choice Demonstration (RCD) for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs). The RCD would impose 100% medical review by CMS contractors on every Medicare beneficiary admitted to an IRF in up to 17 states over a five-year demonstration period. The premise of this expansive audit demonstration is to help ensure that Medicare beneficiaries admitted to IRFs are appropriate patients to be served in that setting of care.
(October 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Education Task Force Statement on the Importance of State Assessments & Accountability for Students with Disabilities in the 2021-2022 School Year
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it unprecedented challenges, particularly for students who have been historically underserved and marginalized, including the nation’s 7 million school age students with disabilities. The experience of students with disabilities has varied dramatically from district to district and state to state. For example, some students have not received the services guaranteed to them through their Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and others have developed new and different needs as a result of the disruption the pandemic has caused.
(October 5,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Work Requirements to CTC
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to express our strong opposition to attaching work requirements as part of the effort to permanently expand the Child Tax Credit (CTC) in the reconciliation package being crafted. 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.
(September 27,  2021) - [ OTHER ]
Transportation Task Force
Comments for RFI on Transit Safety Concerns
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force appreciate the opportunity to respond to the request for information on Transit Safety Concerns. 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.
(September 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Cochair Letter Regarding the Build Back Better Act
Dear Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, Senator Wyden, and Representative Pallone: 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.
(September 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Taskforce ED Learning Agenda Comment Letter
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.
(September 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD EITC CTC Reconciliation Letter
Dear Chairman Wyden, Ranking Member Crapo, Chairman Neal, and Ranking Member Brady: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force writes to urge Congress to permanently adopt the changes to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that were made in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) in the upcoming reconciliation package being crafted by Congress.
(September 10,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter in opposition to proposals to increase federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for ICF/ID services
Dear Leaders Schumer and McConnell, Speaker Pelosi, Leader McCarthy, Senator Durbin, and Representative Schiff: 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 CCD Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Taskforce members write to share our opposition to a proposal to increase federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) for ICF/ID services.
(September 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Comments on Requirements Related to Surprise Billing Part I
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. We, the undersigned members of the CCD Health Task Force, thank you for the opportunity to comment on this important consumer protection. We are strongly supportive of the efforts to protect people from surprise bills. Our comments here are limited to the accessibility of information and other areas of rulemaking with a particular impact on people with disabilities.
(September 7,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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