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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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Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force letter to USDOT re: Disability Community Access and Safety During and After COVID-19
We write as members and friends of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force to urge you to ensure that transportation service responses to COVID-19 do not discriminate based on disability, that service is maintained in line with public health and social distancing standards, and the needs of workers and passengers with disabilities are met. 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 24,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Letter re COVID-19 and Disability Discrimination
We write as co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces to urge you to ensure that, if the current pandemic results in government decisions to ration treatment, decisions about how medical treatment should be allocated are made without discriminating based on disability. The 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 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD letter to Secretary Alex Azar
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) strongly condemn the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) new policy inviting states to apply for block grants and per capita caps, as announced in its January 30, 2019 Dear State Medicaid Director Letter.
(March 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD DD Autism Family Support Cochairs Statement for the Record on the Healthy Families Act
The Co-chairs of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) express our strong support for the Healthy Families Act (H.R. 1784). 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 18,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
K-12 Virtual Instruction Accessibility
Virtual Instruction Access Barriers and Legal Actions. There are many instances of legal action around online accessibility issues in both the higher education and K-12 realm. A higher education example is the settlement agreement with EdX that included making the platform, mobile application and learning content conform with WCAG access standards, mandatory accessibility training for content developers, and hiring an accessibility evaluator.
(March 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD AFFH NPRM Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 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. On behalf of the undersigned organizations of CCD, we submit the following response for your consideration.
(March 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD COVID-19 Letter to Senate
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 selfdetermination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. We write in response to the growing outbreak of COVID-19 across the United States. People with disabilities are, and will be, particularly at risk as COVID-19 spreads across the country, facing high risk of complications and death if exposed to the outbreak and needing to isolate themselves for protection. We urge Congress to focus on people with disabilities and their needs in legislation in response to the outbreak.
(March 14,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Letter to Education and Labor Committee Members urging movement on REAADI for Disasters Act as a response to COVID-19
As the nation grapples with the growing COVID-19 [coronavirus] outbreak, the undersigned disability advocacy organizations urge you, as policymakers responsible for overseeing federal disaster response programs, to ensure that the rights and needs of people with disabilities and those with access and functional needs are taken into account in this latest emergency. There are sixty-one million Americans with disabilities and we believe the time has come for your committees to act on legislation that will improve the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from major disasters.
(March 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Members urging movement on REAADI for Disasters Act as a response to COVID-19
As the nation grapples with the growing COVID-19 [coronavirus] outbreak, the undersigned disability advocacy organizations urge you, as policymakers responsible for overseeing federal disaster response programs, to ensure that the rights and needs of people with disabilities and those with access and functional needs are taken into account in this latest emergency. There are sixty-one million Americans with disabilities and we believe the time has come for your committees to act on legislation that will improve the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from major disasters.
(March 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD SOC letter of support House
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Task Force support Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (HR 6045). 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 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD SOC letter of support Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Task Force support Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (S. 3369). 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 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force Comments DOT-OST-2019-0180-0017
The undersigned Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs are pleased to submit comments in response to the NPRM on Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft; Part 1. 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 2,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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