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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 Co-chair Letter on Institutions of Mental Disease (IMD) SUD Proposal
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health, Long-Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces write in opposition to proposals that expands coverage of institutional services in Medicaid without addressing gaps in Medicaid community services. 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.
(April 24,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comment Letter on Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance (RIN 0938-AT48)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule entitled Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance1 (the Proposed Rule) issued by the Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Treasury, and Department of Labor (collectively, “the tri-agencies”). 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.
(April 23,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD House Farm Bill Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force, we urge you to continue the longstanding bipartisan commitment to protect and strengthen the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) by rejecting proposals to restrict eligibility, reduce benefits, cap or reduce funding, or make harmful structural changes to SNAP in the Farm Bill.
(April 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Senate ADA Notification Letter
Dear Leaders McConnell and Schumer, Chair Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein: The undersigned 466 members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our strong opposition to the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which recently passed the House of Representatives by a narrow margin. We urge you not to bring up this bill for Senate consideration.
(April 12,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
2018 - CCD Fiscal Task Force Letter to House re Balanced Budget Amendment
As Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to urge you to oppose on H.J. Res. 2 which proposes a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the Constitution of the United States. We believe a BBA would be very harmful to people with disabilities and other vulnerable populations.
(April 11,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Poverty Ad Hoc Task Force
CCD SNAP ANPR Comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following comments on U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements and Services for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents” (RIN 0584–AE57, 83 Fed. Reg. 8013, published February 23, 2018).
(April 9,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
ACTION NEEDED: Tell your Representative to vote NO on a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA)
The House is scheduled to vote on H.J. Res 2 on Thursday, April 12. This bill proposes a BBA to the Constitution of the United States. While it does not directly cut Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, or other programs, it is all but certain to result in massive cuts.
(April 9,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Taskforce DD Act programs letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support write to urge adequate funding for programs authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act).
(April 4,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD chair statement on school climate summit and students with disabilities
WASHINGTON, DC – In response to U.S. Department of Education excluding disability advocacy groups from the invitation-only summit on school climate, school discipline and school safety convened on April 4, 2018, Kim Musheno, chair of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities issued the following statement:
(April 4,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
2018 Fiscal Policy Task Force Co-chairs statement on Omnibus
Washington DC, March 28, 2018 - The Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, applauds and thanks Congress for passing essential legislation that funds the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year. This bi-partisan compromise helps to restore years of lost funding for many disability programs that support the nation’s 59 million Americans who live with a disability.
(March 28,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on Religious Refusals NPRM
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submit these comments in response to HHS’s proposed rule interpreting religious refusal laws. 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.
(March 28,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
President’s FY 2019 Budget Would Limit Disability Claimants’ Access to Representation
Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSDI and SSI) provide financial stability to millions of Americans with severe disabilities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) has extremely strict standards for disability. Fewer than 4 in 10 applications for disability benefits result in an award; according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (OECD), the United States has one of the narrowest standards of disability among its member nations.
(March 13,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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