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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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Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF BBB Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs write to thank you for your efforts to pass the Build Back Better (BBB) Act and to encourage retention of important elements to improve transportation access for people with disabilities. Nearly one in four people in the United States has a disability, and according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, approximately 25.5 million Americans experience barriers to transportation related to their disability.
(January 3,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Comments on Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely, Proposal to Withdraw or Repeal
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports and Health Task Forces, we write in support of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposal (hereinafter “Repeal Rule”) to withdraw or repeal the Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET) final rule.
(December 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Student Loan Pause Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to urge you to extend the federal student loan payment pause and not require borrowers to resume payments on February 1, 2022. CCD’s mission is to engage in concerted advocacy 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 free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance
(December 21,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Letter on 504 Recs
The undersigned organizations write to request that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) undertake actions to address district and school compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).
(December 18,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETF RIN 3037-AA16 Letter
In this letter, we submit the following comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) promulgated on October 12, 2021 in the Federal Register. The proposed rule (RIN 3037–AA16) would require that each nonprofit agency (“NPA”) that seeks to qualify or maintain its qualifications under the AbilityOne Program would have to certify that it will not pay subminimum wages using special wage certificates authorized under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to employees on all contracts or subcontracts awarded, extended or renewed under the program.
(December 10,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Senators re judges with disabilities
The undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to highlight a glaring gap in the judicial nominations that have been made for the federal bench: the absence of any individuals 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.
(December 3,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Comments to IACC strategic plan
Research shows that early diagnosis of and interventions for autism are more likely to have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills. We also have some data (but not enough) to show that children of color, girls, and non-English speakers are frequently not identified, under-identified or mis-identified. Given what we know about the importance of early identification, this inequity leads to poorer outcomes for these children.
(November 30,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Letter to DOJ on ANPRMs
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to urge the U.S. Department of Justice to resume the rulemaking processes that it began in 2010 concerning accessibility of website information, next generation 9-1-1, and non-fixed equipment and furniture under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 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 29,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Comments on OP Waiver Form
Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) revised Form SSA 632-BK. These comments are submitted on behalf of the undersigned co-chairs 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.
(November 23,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
re: Build Back Better Act
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is writing to thank you for your ongoing commitment to ensuring the infant, children, youth, and adults with disabilities across the United States have access to the continuum of education and employment opportunities as well as protection from discrimination on the basis of disability that we know supports their economic security and success. As passed by the House, the Build Back Better Act (BBB)/H.R. 5376 affirms that individuals with disabilities have value in our society and would expand their access to quality programs and protect their civil rights.
(November 19,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Co-Chair Letter Supporting the IDEA Full Funding Act of 2021
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. To support these goals and ensure that students with disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school and beyond, Congress must deliver on its commitment to funding education costs for students with disabilities. As co-chairs of the CCD Education Task Force, we write on behalf of our Task Force in strong support of the reintroduction of the IDEA Full Funding Act.
(November 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education TF FY22 Appropriations letter
As you work to finalize the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS-ED), the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force urges you to adopt the highest proposed levels for the federal investment in programs that support infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, their families, and the teachers and other service providers who serve them.
(November 16,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities advocate for a broad range of 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 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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