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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
CCD Rights and Transportation Letter to Jimmy Kimmel Live
We write on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and Transportation Task Force. We are deeply troubled by a segment on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on October 14, 2016, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VqHupuaw3A) regarding people with disabilities who use so called “comfort animals.”
(December 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Preserve Supplemental Security Income: A Vital Part of our Social Security System
As part of our nation’s Social Security system, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) was enacted in1972 to reduce poverty by providing a floor under the incomes of extremely low-income seniors and people with disabilities.
(December 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on Energy Benchmarking
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Energy Benchmarking” Vol. 81, Federal Register No. 192, FR–5913–N–27” (October 4, 2016). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(December 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Coalition Partners’ Letter of Opposition to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act of 2016 (S.3446)
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 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Letter to Senate Opposing S.3446
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 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force Supports Full Funding for HVRP
As you work to complete the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations process, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans Task Force and supporting veterans service organizations (VSOs) urge you to support no less than $50 million for the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP).
(November 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Treating Physician Comments
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are pleased to submit the following comments regarding Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence, 81 Fed. Reg. 62559 published on September 9, 2016 (Docket No. SSA-2012-0035).
(November 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD health task force submitted comments on the redesign of the National Health Interview Survey urging them to maintain key disability related questions
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to continue to participate in the review of the proposed changes to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). As we have previously stated, the current set of disability questions in the NHIS is critically important to the disability community.
(November 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet in support of the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
Congress created the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help address the employment and training needs of veterans who are homeless or atrisk of homelessness.
(November 3,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Education Task Force letter to Commissioner of Texas Department of Education
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the nation’s 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 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
22 National Disability Organizations Call On Texas Education Agency to Respond in Good Faith to U.S. Department of Education in Response to Claims of Special Education Denials by Houston Chronicle Investigation
Today, twenty-two national organizations have called on the Texas Education Agency (TEA), to issue a full and complete response to the U.S. Department of Education regarding any violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the nation’s special education law.
(November 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter re FY17 Appropriations - Senate
As you work to finalize the FY 2017 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to urge you to support the highest possible spending levels for programs that support America’s 6 million children and youth with disabilities and the educators who work on their behalf.
(October 31,  2016) - 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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