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For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
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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
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force letter to Senate Finance Committee members
The Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly oppose the Description of the Chairman’s Modification to the Chairman’s Mark of the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.” The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is the nation’s largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the education, self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(November 17,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
ACTION ALERT – Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of a tax bill. Now the Senate is finalizing its own version.
(November 16,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD letter on ABLE amendments in Senate tax bill
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.
(November 15,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on Passage of HR 1 by House Ways and Means Committee and Senate Tax Bill
Washington DC, November 9, 2017 - The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is disappointed that the House Ways and Means Committee voted along partisan lines to advance HR1, a deeply flawed bill that will gut federal revenue and pave the way for huge cuts in Medicaid, Medicare and other programs people with disabilities rely on to live independently in the community.
(November 9,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force letter to U.S. Department of Education (ED) re 1.0 percent waiver cap transparency
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to request your attention to important issues regarding alternate assessments for students with the most significant cognitive disabilities administered during the current (2017-2018) school year.
(November 7,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Special Ed. Advocates to DeVos: Don't Let New York Get Out of ESSA's Testing Rules
Special education advocates have a message for U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: Don't let New York wiggle out of the Every Student Succeeds Act's testing requirements for students with significant cognitive diabilities.
(November 5,  2017)
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on House Tax Cut Bill
Washington DC, November 3, 2017 - The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is deeply concerned about the House tax bill released yesterday. The tax bill would gut Federal revenue requiring huge cuts in Medicaid, Medicare and other programs people with disabilities rely on to live independently in the community to give huge tax cuts to millionaires and corporations.
(November 3,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD letter to USED re NYSED ESSA waiver
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write regarding the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) request submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (USED) on September 18, 2017 formally requesting a waiver of two statutory requirements of Title I, Part A of ESEA/ESSA.
(November 3,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force has developed this fact sheet on the Affordable Care Act open enrollment beginning November 1, 2017
If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s marketplace or health insurance exchange.
(October 27,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on Senate Passage of the FY 2018 Budget Resolution
Washington DC, October 20, 2017 - The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, is deeply concerned about yesterday’s passage of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Senate Budget Resolution. The sole purpose of the budget is to provide a path to a massive tax cut plan using the reconciliation process, which permits the bill to pass with a simple majority in the Senate.
(October 20,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Senate HELP hearing on wellness programs/healthy choices
Thank you for inviting me to testify concerning this important issue. My name is Jennifer Mathis. I serve as Director of Policy and Legal Advocacy at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a national non-profit organization that works to promote equal opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities in all aspects of life through litigation, policy advocacy and public education.
(October 19,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
ACTION ALERT – Urge Your Senators to Vote NO on the 2018 Senate Budget
This year’s budget process is very important because it the first step in developing legislation that can be very harmful to people with disabilities. House and Senate Budgets set overall spending and revenue targets for the next 10 years. The real purpose of this year’s budgets is to set the stage for a massive tax cut bill by the end of the year.
(October 17,  2017) - 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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