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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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Health Task Force
Comments on Proposed Rule: Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule - Updating Payment Parameters, Section 1332 Waiver Implementing Regulations, and Improving Health Insurance Markets for 2022 and Beyond (hereinafter “UPP Rule”).
(July 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSI Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to express our strong support for including long-overdue improvements to the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program in the pandemic recovery legislation now being considered. 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.
(July 26,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Comments on Discipline RFI
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. The Education Task Force proactively monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families, including the 7.7 million infants, children, youth and young adults
(July 23,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD EM TF Letter to FEMA Administrator
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Emergency Management Task Force writes to congratulate you on your confirmation as the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CCD is a coalition of national disability led, disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider, and self-advocacy organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(July 23,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD USDOT Equity Data RFI Comments
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs thank you for the opportunity to respond to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Request for Information (RFI) on Transportation Equity Data. 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.
(July 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Better Care Better Jobs Act comments
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.
(July 21,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Co-Chair Letter to Hill on HCBS $400 billion
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.
(July 15,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Co-Chair Letter to White House on HCBS $400 Billion
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.
(July 15,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
Transportation Task Force Anti-Racism Efforts
Principles: We acknowledge that the country’s transportation systems have been shaped by racist policies and attitudes, so we will learn about, incorporate, and pursue anti-racism in our policy agendas and Task Force work.
(July 14,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
comments in response to CMS's Interim Final Rule on vaccinations in congregate care facilities
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submit these comments in response to the above-captioned Interim Final Rule. 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.
(July 12,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD RFI on Access and Equity RFI
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Forces write in response to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Request for Information (RFI) referenced above. 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.
(July 6,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force comments OMB RFI on Equity
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. The Education Task Force proactively monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families, including the 7.7 million infants, children, youth and young adults eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) who must be provided a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) and maintain their rights to an individualized education program (IEP) that is implemented in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
(July 6,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities advocate for a broad range of federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. CCD’s 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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