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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 Letter Re: CCD Transportation and Rights TF – Support for the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017 (S. 1318)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force write to support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2017 (S. 1318). 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.
(January 18,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Access to Manual Complex Rehabilitation Technology Accessories Support Letter
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities write to urge passage of H.R. 3730 in order to protect access to essential components of Complex Rehabilitation manual wheelchairs known as “accessories” for people with significant disabilities.
(January 12,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights-CPSD Statement on withdrawal of Olmstead employment guidance
On December 21, the U.S. Department of Justice rescinded its Statement on Application of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C. to State and local Governments' Employment Service Systems for Individuals with Disabilities.
(December 26,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Joint Task Force Letter of Support for the Ticket to Work program
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force and Social Security Task Force, the undersigned organizations write to express our strong support for the Social Security Ticket to Work program and concern regarding language included in the FY 2018 Labor-HHS appropriations report concerning that program.
(December 20,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on Final Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Washington, DC, December 20, 2017 – The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, the nation's largest national organization representing over 56 million individuals with disabilities, is deeply disappointed by the House and Senate passage of the conference agreement on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
(December 20,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Social Security Task Force HR 4547 Letter of Support
The undersigned organizations are pleased to provide this letter of endorsement for H.R. 4547, the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2017. Our organizations are all members of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD).
(December 15,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Agreement
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to strongly oppose the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act as passed out of both the House and Senate. 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.
(December 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Statement on Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write to inform you that we are deeply concerned with the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act.
(December 11,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD letter ABLE to Work Act Concerns
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest and longest standing 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.
(December 8,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
ACTION NEEDED: Tell your Representative and Senators to vote NO on the Tax Bill Conference Agreement
The House and the Senate are now working through a conference committee to resolve the differences between the versions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by House and the Senate (see differences between the bills). Both the House and Senate have appointed conferees (see below for list) that are working to come up with a bill that can pass both the House and the Senate.
(December 8,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
The Top 5 Reasons the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is Bad for People with Disabilities
On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Senate is prepared to act on its version this week, the week of Nov. 27. Both bills present serious threats to people with disabilities because they:
(December 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on the Senate’s Passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Washington, DC, December 5, 2017 - Early on December 2, the Senate narrowly passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is extremely disappointed by this vote and concerned about the long-term negative impact a final bill will have on the lives of people with disabilities and their families.
(December 5,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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CCD Annual Meeting
Mon Jan 29 @ 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
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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.
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support
Education
Employment and Training
Financial Security
Fiscal Policy
Health
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Long Term Services and Supports
Poverty Ad Hoc
Regulatory Reform Ad Hoc
Rights
Social Security
TANF AD Hoc
Technology and Telecommunication
Transportation
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