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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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD?
CCD Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force Opposing HUD’s Mixed-Family Proposed Rule
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Housing and Community Development Act of 1980: Verification of Eligible Status Proposed Rule” [Docket No. FR–6124-P-01] published by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on May 10, 2019. Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing and Rights Task Forces. CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the over 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States.
(July 9,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD DD Task Force Lifespan Respite Letter of Support
Thank you for holding a hearing on "Reauthorizing Vital Health Programs for American Families" which includes the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act. 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 express our strong support for the Lifespan Respite Care Reauthorization Act. 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.
(June 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Poverty Measure Comments
These comments are submitted on behalf 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. Since 1973, CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.
(June 21,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD HEA principles and recommendations
The CCD Education Taskforce firmly believes that students with disabilities must be thoughtfully and fully included in any policy changes considered for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. As the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) demonstrated, the meaningful inclusion of students with disabilities is now the expectation, rather than the exception. In addition, the reauthorization must address the urgent and persistent shortages of special education teachers as well as specialized instructional support personnel (SISP) experienced nationally.
(June 20,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on OFCCP's proposed information collection for Section 503 focused reviews.
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and Employment and Training Task Force submit these comments in response to the above-referenced request for comment on information collection requirements. Our comments concern the proposed information collection for focused reviews of compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(June 11,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Positions on Access to Prescription Drugs
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.
(June 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Co-chairs letter supporting Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act and Transformation to Competitive Employment Act.
As co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we write to express our strong support for the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA) (H.R. 1230) and the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act (H.R. 873). CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(June 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Letter to ACL regarding proposed reorganization
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our concern over the Notice Statement on the reorganization of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) published in the Federal Register on May 9. 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.
(June 7,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[House] CCD Support for REAADI Act 2019
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) applaud your introduction of the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[Senate] CCD Support for REAADI Act 2019
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) applaud your introduction of the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
[House] CCD Emergency Mgmt and LTSS TF Support Letter for DRMA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Emergency Management Task Force and Long Term Services and Supports Task Force are pleased to support the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA). CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
[Senate] CCD Emergency Mgmt and LTSS TF Support Letter for DRMA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Emergency Management Task Force and Long Term Services and Supports Task Force are pleased to support the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA). CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - 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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