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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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Education Task Force
CCD Title IX comments
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Taskforce submitted a comment opposing proposed changes to Title IX regulations that would make schools less safe for students with disabilities.
(January 30,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Statement on Proposals to Use Social Security to Pay for Paid Leave
The U.S. can create a paid family and medical leave plan affordably and responsibly – without reducing, denying, or delaying access to Social Security retirement, disability, or survivor benefits. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force opposes proposals that would reduce, delay, or deny access to Social Security retirement, disability, or survivors’ benefits. We offer the following considerations related to the impact of proposals to fund a nation paid leave program by cutting Social Security:
(January 28,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force comments on the Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage
The CCD Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the Modernizing Part D and Medicare Advantage to Lower Drug Prices and Reduce Out-of-Pocket Expenses proposed rule issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). 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.
(January 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
The Government Shutdown is Hurting Thousands of Federal Employees with Disabilities
As the nation enters the fourth week of the partial government shutdown, furloughed workers face mounting bills without their paychecks. Among them are thousands of hard-working people with disabilities employed by the Federal government and contractors across the country. Because of the shutdown, these workers are being denied the chance to earn an income and achieve independence, just like anyone else.
(January 20,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Re: Medicaid Managed Care NPRM Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Medicaid Program; Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care, RIN 0938–AT40, CMS–2408–P. 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.
(January 14,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Co-Chairs VTC Hearings NPRM
These comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States. CCD’s Social Security Task Force (“CCD Task Force”) focuses on disability policy issues in the Title II disability programs and the Title XVI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
(January 14,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
DD, Autism, & Family Support Task Force Principles for Autism CARES Act Reauthorization
The Autism CARES Act of 2014 (P.L. 113–157) amended the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize research, surveillance, and education activities related to autism spectrum disorders conducted by various agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The law authorized $1.3 billion in funding for fiscal years 2015-2019 and has a hard sunset of September 30, 2019.
(January 4,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CAPTA Letter to Senate
We, the undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to share our priorities for supporting children with disabilities and their families, and parents with disabilities, in the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
(December 20,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CAPTA Letter to House
We, the undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to share our priorities for supporting children with disabilities and their families, and parents with disabilities, in the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
(December 20,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Statement of the CCD Education Task Force Upon Release of the School Safety Commission Report
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is extremely disappointed in the recommendations put forward by the School Safety Commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The report recommends withdrawing the Title VI discipline guidance which provides schools with important information to prevent discrimination. Rescinding this guidance will not make our schools safer.
(December 19,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD cochair RDA letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is writing in response to Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) effort regarding Results Driven Accountability (RDA) and supports any effort undertaken to raise expectations and improve outcomes for students with disabilities. As part of our formal comments, CCD would first like to acknowledge the work of its members and endorse the more detailed comments provided by: The Advocacy Institute; The Arc; Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates; National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools; National Disability Rights Network; and, the National Downs Syndrome Congress.
(December 18,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD and the Leadership Council on Aging (LCAO) Joint letter to the Senate supporting the IMPROVE Act
We, the undersigned members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), are writing to urge you to pass legislation to continue two key Medicaid policies before the end of this year:
(December 12,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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