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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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Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on AHP
Thank you for opportunity to submit the following comments on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force (HTF) regarding the Federal Housing Finance Agency March 14, 2018 Federal Register Notice “Affordable Housing Program Amendments”.
(June 12,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Transportation and Rights TF – Support for the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2018 (H.R. 5004)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation and Rights Task Forces write to support the Air Carrier Access Amendments Act of 2018 (H.R. 5004). 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 8,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
2018 Trustees Report CCD SSTF Statement
Washington, DC – Yesterday, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Social Security trust funds. The 2018 Trustees Report highlights that our Social Security system continues to operate well for the American people. Our Social Security system’s financial outlook remains stable, and can continue to pay all scheduled old age, survivors, and disability benefits until 2034. With modest increases in revenue, Social Security will be able to pay full benefits throughout the century and beyond.
(June 6,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
2018 Trustees Report CCD SSTF Talking Points
The most important take-away from the 2018 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work, and work well, for the American people. No institution does more to protect the financial security and dignity of Americans in retirement, in disability, or when a worker dies and is survived by their young children and spouse.
(June 6,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD letter of support for Senate EVV bill
The thirty undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our support for S. 2897 that would delay the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) by one year and require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to engage in formal rulemaking with notice and comment.
(June 1,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD letter of support for House EVV bill
The thirty undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our support for H.R. 5912 that would delay the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) by one year to January 1, 2020 and require the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to engage in formal rulemaking with notice and comment.
(June 1,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Access Rule Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Medicaid Program; Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services—Exemptions for States With High Managed Care Penetration Rates and Rate Reduction Threshold, CMS–2406–P, RIN 0938–AT41. 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.
(May 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Opposition to amendment 487
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write to oppose the inclusion of an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) FY2019 that would create a pilot voucher program. In particular, we oppose Amendment #487 which was filed by Representative Hunter to create a $10 million scholarship program for military dependent children with special education needs that can be used for private and public schools.
(May 21,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter to CMS on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)
The Long-Term Services and Supports, Health and Rights Task Forces of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our extreme concerns with the lack of timely guidance and official stakeholder input around the implementation of Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for personal care and home health services. A significant delay in implementation is needed to ensure that the privacy and civil rights of consumers are protected; that the administrative and financial burdens on service providers is neither onerous nor duplicative; and that states are able to design and implement their EVV programs in a thoughtful, deliberative manner.
(May 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD SUD IMD Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health, Long-Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces write in opposition to proposals that expands coverage of institutional services in Medicaid without addressing gaps in Medicaid community services. 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.
(May 17,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Statement of the CCD Education Task Force Affirming the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
Mary 16, 2018, Washington, DC --The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task force, 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, stands with other national civil rights organizations today in celebrating and affirming the anniversary of the decision in Brown v. Board of Education. In 1954 the U.S. Supreme Court, in a landmark decision, ruled unanimously that racial segregation in public schools violated the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, which prohibits states from denying equal protection of the laws.
(May 16,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Sign On Letter Regarding Housing Bills
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our strong opposition to the “Making Affordable Housing Work Act” and the “Promoting Resident Opportunity through Rent Reform 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.
(May 15,  2018) - 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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