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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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Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Feedback on AV Sections
The Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments on these seven sections in the bicameral, bipartisan process to develop an autonomous vehicles 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.
(February 21,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Co-Chairs AAJ NPRM letter
These comments are submitted by the undersigned co-chairs of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). 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. Since 1973, CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families.
(February 18,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Sign on letter of support for SSI Restoration Act
The undersigned organizations are pleased to provide this letter of support for your bills, H.R. 4280 and S. 2753, the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act of 2019. Our organizations are all members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). CCD is a coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of the approximately 57 million children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(February 14,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
Fiscal Policy Task Force Statement on 2021 Presidents Budget
Washington DC, February 11, 2019 - The Co-Chairs of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the largest coalition of national disability organizations, are once again deeply concerned by the future that the Administration has laid out for Americans 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.
(February 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD EC AV Hearing Letter for the Record
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs are pleased to submit this letter for the record. 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.
(February 11,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD HEA Letter to Alexander Murray 2020
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to provide recommendations as you consider reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA). This updates our letter dated February 23, 2018. Thank you for the opportunity to provide input in this important process.
(February 11,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Statement for the Hearing Record Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record of the Committee’s January 28, 2020 hearing on “Legislative Proposals for Paid Family and Medical Leave.” 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.
(February 11,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Principles for Paid Leave
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. In response to recent Congressional interest in paid family, medical, and caregiving leave, CCD has convened a Cross-Task Force Working Group on Paid Leave.
(February 11,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
FMLA CCD Testimony for the record
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) express our strong support for the Family Medical Leave Modernization Act (H.R. 5456). 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.
(February 7,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Letter to ACL re RAISE Act
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support appreciate the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) request for information as part of the implementation of the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act of 2018. We are grateful for ACL’s request for input from family caregivers, organizations, and other individuals to help the Family Caregiving Advisory Council draft its initial report which will include recommendations to improve and better coordinate Federal programs and activities, including with state programs; and effectively deliver services based on performance, mission and purpose of the program while avoiding duplication/overlap.
(February 7,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Innovative Assessments Letter
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 Taskforce of CCD works to ensure that students with disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school and beyond. We appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on Docket No.ED-2019-OESE-0147 CFDA Number: 84.368A regarding proposed priorities under the Competitive Grants for State Assessments (CGSA) program.
(February 7,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 651/H.R. 1814)
Passed by a bipartisan Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act allows eligible people with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts'' where they can save for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Like college savings (“529”) accounts, earnings on an ABLE account and distributions from the account for qualified disability expenses do not count as taxable income of the contributor or the eligible beneficiary.
(February 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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