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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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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 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
Housing Task Force
CCD SCOTUS Statement June 30 2015
Washington, DC -- “Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three landmark decisions for all Americans, including people with disabilities and their families: King v. Burwell, Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., and Obergefell v. Hodges.
(June 30,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
WIOA NPRM Veterans Provisions
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families Task Force [hereafter referred to as the “task force”] submit the following comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Comments on Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act NPRMs WIOA 2015-ED-OSERS-0002 RIN 1820
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Comments on Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act NPRMs WIOA 2015-ETA-0002-RIN 1205-AB74 1830-AA21
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Comments on Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act NPRMs WIOA ETA-2015-0001 RIN 1205-AB73
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force [hereafter referred to as “the task force”] submit the following comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking RIN 1205-AB73 concerning the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
(June 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force Letter on ACAA DOT Rulemaking
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force would first like to thank you for your leadership in promoting accessible transportation, including airline travel for people with disabilities. We specifically write to thank you for adding language to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization to urge the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to swiftly promulgate long-awaited regulations on the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) that increase access to accessible air travel for people with disabilities.
(June 23,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Social Security Task Force, on “Protecting the Safety Net from Fraud, Waste, and Abuse"
CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the 54 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(June 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force expresses concern about using Medicare resources to pay for the Trade Adjustment Assistance program
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force is writing to ask you to oppose reducing the resources available to the Medicare program through the inclusion of Medicare sequestration cuts to offset the cost of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. The CCD Health Task force is not taking a position on trade policy.
(June 9,  2015)
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force provides comments on the proposed regulation applying mental health parity requirements to Medicaid
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule applying the requirement of mental health parity to Medicaid managed care organizations, alternative benefit plans and Children’s Health Insurance plans.
(June 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter asking Steny Hoyer to weigh in concerning EEOC's proposed rule to amend the ADA regulations and remove existing protections with respect to wellness programs
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to ask you to weigh in with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to raise concerns about the agency’s April 20, 2015 proposed rule to amend its ADA regulations.
(June 2,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Nancy Pelosi urging appointment of MIchelle Bishop to EAC
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to urge you to appoint Michelle Bishop to the Board of Advisors to the United States Election Assistance Commission (EAC).
(June 2,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD thank you letter to Senator Bob Casey
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the nearly six million students with disabilities who receive special education services across the country, we write to extend our most sincere appreciation for your work during the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee mark-up of the of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).
(May 28,  2015) - 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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