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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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD?
Webinar: ADA at 30: A Vision for a Future with Full Inclusion and Equity webinar
Panelists discuss key issues that remain of significant concern for the disability community 30 years after the ADA's passage, and offer thoughts on what the future holds for ADA implementation in these areas. The briefing focuses on the intersection of disability and racial equity, and the aim of ensuring that the ADA's goals of full participation, equal opportunity, independent living and economic self-sufficiency can become a reality for all people with disabilities including Black, Indigenous and People of Color.
(July 30,  2020)
CCD Rights, LTSS and Health TF Letter re Senate COVID Package
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights, Health, and Long-Term Services and Supports Task Forces write to express our strong opposition to the SAFE TO WORK Act and deep concern about critically important measures that are not included in other portions of the Senate’s COVID-19 relief package. 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 30,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS TF Response to HEALS Act
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 selfdetermination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. The co-chairs of the CCD Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) taskforce write in response to the HEALS Act that was introduced in the Senate yesterday.
(July 29,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Senate supporting Office of International Disability Rights Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to urge you to advance S. 3880, the Office of International Disability Rights 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.
(July 27,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD CoChairs Letter re Payroll Tax Cut
The undersigned cochairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force write in response to proposals to include a payroll tax cut in the next COVID-19 relief package that would reduce contributions to the Social Security Trust Funds. 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 23,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans TF Letter of Support for IVF Bills Murray S 319
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities are writing in support of S. 319, the Women Veterans and Family Health Services Act of 2019. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocates, consumer and provider organizations representing the nation's 61 million people with disabilities. Our organizations strive daily to ensure that people with disabilities are able to participate fully in their communities and to enjoy the richness of life afforded to all people in the United States.
(July 22,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans TF Letter of Support for IVF Bills Larsen HR 955
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities are writing in support of H.R. 955, the Women Veterans and Family Health Services Act of 2019. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocates, consumer and provider organizations representing the nation's 61 million people with disabilities. Our organizations strive daily to ensure that people with disabilities are able to participate fully in their communities and to enjoy the richness of life afforded to all people in the United States.
(July 22,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD SNAP Appropriations Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce and Education Taskforce write in support of bill and report language which would strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the recently approved Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA Funding Bill. 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 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet on EIPs and Nursing Homes
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security Task Force is aware of complaints related to nursing facilities and other congregate settings, especially those who are organizational representative payees, seizing the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) authorized for residents of those institutions by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This fact sheet provides background on this issue and reporting resources for advocates.
(July 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health TF Comment o Medicaid Value-Based Purchasing Arrangements
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 co-chairs of the CCD Health Task Force thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule. Our comments are limited to the definitions of value-based purchasing arrangements.
(July 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Ed TF letter to Senate on C4 07.20.20
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to urge you to prioritize and address the needs of children with disabilities, their families, and educators as you work to finalize the next emergency relief bill in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the selfdetermination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(July 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Co-Chairs letter on H.R. 7301, the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens With Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force, we are writing to offer our enthusiastic support for the Emergency Housing Protections and Relief Act of 2020 (H.R. 7301). 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 CCD Housing Task Force focuses on expanding access to decent, safe and affordable rental housing for people with disabilities.
(July 17,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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