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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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Education Task Force
CCD Education TF Letter IES topics
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working
(October 8,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force co-chairs comments on technical assistance needs for transitioning to postsecondary education.
Thank you for offering the opportunity to provide input into technical assistance (TA) funded by the U.S. Department of Education related to improving postsecondary transition services. 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.
(October 2,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD cochair letter to OSEP re: teacher initiative blog
The CCD Education Task Force applauds the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for prioritizing the teacher shortage problem. Indeed, many have characterized this as a national emergency.
(September 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter on HR 3 the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019
Thank you for your leadership in addressing rising prescription drug costs. We appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on HR 3. 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.
(September 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking referenced above. We oppose these changes to the longstanding categorical eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) because they would cause millions of people, including people with disabilities who rely on SNAP, to lose needed access to food, and urge the Administration to withdraw this rule.
(September 23,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
Comments to FMCSA concerning Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems-Equipped Commercial Motor Vehicles, Docket Number: FMCSA-2018-0037-0136
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ANPRM concerning safe integration of automated driving systems-equipped commercial motor vehicles (ADS-CMVs).
(September 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
Comments to NHTSA concerning Removing Regulatory (FMVS) Barriers for Automated Driving Systems, Docket Number: NHTSA-2019-0036-0026
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the ANPRM from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems.
(September 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force feedback on issues addressed in a bicameral, bipartisan self-driving car bill
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on issues addressed in a bicameral, bipartisan self-driving car bill. 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.
(September 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comment Letter on Medicaid Access Rule
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health and Long Term Supports and Services Task Forces appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule regarding assuring access to covered services in the Medicaid program.
(September 13,  2019)
Rights Task Force
CCD letter on not scapegoating people with mental illness in gun violence debate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to express concern about the wrongful scapegoating of people with mental health disabilities in the debate concerning gun violence prevention. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD comments to OSEP on 2020 determinations
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force are writing in response to the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and Office of Special Education (OSEP) effort to solicit input regarding how data is used in making the Department’s 2020 State Determinations. CCD has communicated extensively with OSERS on related matters, most recently in 2018 and supports any effort undertaken to raise expectations and improve outcomes for students with disabilities.
(August 30,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Re: A proposed rule on non-discrimination in health care, related to ACA section 1557.
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. We write to express our opposition to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
(August 13,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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