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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
Rights Task Force
Comments on the Administration on Aging – Draft Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State Adult Protective Services Systems
The organizations signed below, are members the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force. We thank the Administration on Aging for issuing draft voluntary consensus guidelines for state Adult Protective Services (APS) programs, and to suggest additions to those guidelines.
(February 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Task Force Comments on ACAA Proposed Reg Neg
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on December 7, 2015.
(February 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Medicare letter to Senate Finance
The CCD Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces provided recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee regarding policy options to improve care for people with chronic health conditions in the Medicare program
(February 1,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Medicare letter to Senate Finance
The CCD Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces provided recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee regarding policy options to improve care for people with chronic health conditions in the Medicare program
(February 1,  2016)
Comments on wellness plans & GINA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule to modify its current rules implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and authorize workplace wellness programs to impose large penalties on employees’ covered spouses who decline to disclose disabilityrelated information.
(January 28,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Response to the request for information regarding the implementation of programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciates the opportunity to respond to the request for information regarding the implementation of programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(January 21,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD comments on the NPRM on claims procedures for disability insurance under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 filed on 1-19-2016
These comments are submitted on behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). The CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the approximately 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(January 20,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Housing and Rights Task Force Smoking Ban Comments
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on November 17, 2015, “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing.”
(January 19,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETTF Comments DOL Apprenticeship Rule
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Employment and Training Task Force, we express our strong support for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) issued on November 6, 2015 to update the equal opportunity regulations that implement the National Apprenticeship Act.
(January 19,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force submitted comments on the final rule for information relating to access to care in the Medicaid program
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the final rule addressing access to covered Medicaid services.
(January 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force submitted comments on the final request for information relating to access to care in the Medicaid program
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the request for information regarding what additional data sources and approaches could be used to determine whether access to care is sufficient.
(January 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force provides comments on the HHS notice of benefit and payment parameters for Affordable Care Act plans in 2017
As the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force, we are writing to provide comments on CMS’s proposed Notice of Benefits and Payments Parameters for 2017.
(December 22,  2015) - 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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