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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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CCD Board of Director's Statement on George Floyd
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities decries the murders at the hands of law enforcement of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Malik Williams, and the countless other Black Americans who have lost their lives through similar circumstances but their names do not make the media. We are in solidarity with those demanding justice, who reject hate and racism, across the nation.
(June 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
SSA response to letter about COVID response
Phone Numbers for Field Offices CCD: Please publish field office phone numbers more prominently. Currently, the national 800 number is in two much more visible spots (symbolized with red “x”s below) and the local number (shown with a green star) is more difficult to find on the field office locator tool. With wait times on the 800 number exceeding 90 minutes, allowing people to more easily contact their local offices is critical to improving customer service.
(June 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Comments on Coordinating Care From Out-of-State Providers for Children on Medicaid
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) task forces on Health, Education, Long-Term Services and Supports, and Rights, appreciate the opportunity to comment on this Request for Information. 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 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
FY 2021 Appropriations for Developmental Disabilities Autism and Family Support Programs
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Family Supports Task Force and undersigned organizational members of the task force, we write to urge adequate Fiscal Year 2021 funding for programs authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), Assistive Technology Act, Autism CARES Act, the Lifespan Respite Care Act, and Kevin and Avonte’s Law, as well as the National Family Caregiver Support Program and Parent Information Centers.
(June 1,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS TF Letter to Senate on Pakage Four
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.
(May 29,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Task Force comments to the Senate Aging Committee hearing “Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis”
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 undersigned co-chairs of the CCD Long Term Services and Supports Task Force write in response to today’s hearing, “Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.”
(May 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Frequently Asked Questions: housing needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis
FAQ on Housing Issues for People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis by the CCD Housing Task Force and the National Low income Housing Coalition.
(May 19,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Frequently Asked Questions: housing needs of people with disabilities during the COVID-19 crisis [Spanish Version]
FAQ on Housing Issues for People with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Crisis by the CCD Housing Task Force and the National Low income Housing Coalition.
(May 19,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Task Force comments on proposed PASRR regulations
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. CCD’s Long Term Services and Supports Task Force advocates for federal policies to expand access to Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), recognizing that these services are critical to ensuring the civil rights of people with disabilities and older adults to live, be included and fully participate in their communities.
(May 19,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Letter to Congress on SNAP Bills
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in support of policy changes that would allow people with disabilities to safely utilize their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits during this 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.
(May 14,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF HEROES Act Mask Requirements Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs write to urge you to consider amending mask and protective face covering requirements for all passengers in transit, Amtrak and air travel in in the HEROES Act, and to take into consideration the needs of people with disabilities. We also urge you to consider any unintended enforcement consequences that could lead to a disparate impact on low income travelers and people of color.
(May 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD comments on EIR Professional Development Vouchers
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Notice of Proposed Requirements, Definition, and Selection Criteria; Teacher-Directed Professional Learning Experiences for the Education Innovation and Research (EIR) program, as published in the April 13, 2020, Federal Register. CCD is committed to ensuring that all educators have the skills, knowledge and support required to effectively teach and support students with disabilities. We write to express the following concerns with this proposed grant program under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(May 13,  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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