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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national 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
Social Security Task Force
CCD FY13 Section 811 Award Annoucement
he Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force is pleased to announce that on March 2, 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it was awarding $150,369,989 in Section 811 Project Rental Assistance (PRA) funds to twenty-five state housing agencies to create 4,584 permanent supportive housing units for people with disabilities.
(March 3,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following statement for the record of the February 25, 2015 hearing held by the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, on “Maintaining the Disability Insurance Trust Fund’s Solvency”.
(February 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter to House of Representatives urging Members to not support the HR 5 as currently written
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to voice our significant concerns regarding The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and to urge you not to support the bill as currently written.
(February 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD rights letter to Senate HELP committee urging confirmation of Loretta Lynch for Attorney General
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits this letter urging the Judiciary Committee to vote for confirmation of Loretta Lynch as United States Attorney General.
(February 24,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD DI UI Fact Sheet S499 HR918 S343
Congress should reject proposals to reduce or eliminate benefits for individuals who concurrently receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Unemployment Insurance (UI):
(February 20,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Letter to President re wellness programs and ADA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to urge the Administration not to erode the workplace rights afforded by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as it makes policy concerning employer-based wellness programs.
(February 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement for the Record
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following statement for the record of the February 11, 2015 hearing held by the Senate Committee on the Budget on “The Coming Crisis: Social Security Disability Trust Fund Insolvency”.
(February 11,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education letter to House Education Committee in opposition to HR 5, a bill to reauthorize the ESEA
We write on behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to oppose the Student Success Act of 2015 amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 10,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Tech Task Force House ESEA Letter
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, we would like to thank you for the opportunity to offer the following recommendations as you work on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD DI UI Fact Sheet
Oppose Cuts to Concurrent SSDI and UI Benefits: Proposals Would Hurt SSDI Beneficiaries and Their Families, Discourage Work
(February 5,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Response to the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request
(Washington, DC.) February 2, 2015 -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is encouraged that the Administration's Budget for FY 2016 maintains investments in many important programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, repeals the devastating sequestration cuts scheduled for this year, preserves the structure of Medicaid, and recognizes the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction while calling for important investments in early childhood, employment for people with disabilities, caregiver supports, veterans services and health care.
(February 3,  2015) - 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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