Click here to go to home page
About CCD
Board of Directors
  CCD Task Forces
  Member Organizations
  Task Forces Co-Chairs
  Media Kit
  Membership Application and Other Materials 
  2019 Task Force sign up
  CCD Policies
Job postings
2018 Annual Reports

Please visit our web site often to stay informed on national issues and events affecting the disability community.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax

For information about CCD Membsership E-mail:


The mission of the task force is to advocate for federal public policies that directly relate to individuals with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, family supports and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. These include, but are not limited to, the Developmental Disabilities Act, Autism CARES Act, Lifespan Respite Care Act, National Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.


  • Annie Acosta
    The Arc
    202-783-2229 phone

  • Samantha Crane
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    202-596-1055 phone

  • Jill Kagan
    National Respite Coalition (NRC)
    703-256-2084 phone

  • Angela Lello
    Autism Speaks
    202-971-7807 phone

  • Kim Musheno 
    Autism Society of America
    301-657-0881 phone

  • Erin Prangley
    National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
    1825 K Street, NW Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 202-506-5813

Updates on Priority Legislation  

Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Support letter for DD Act and AT Act programs
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Family Supports Task Force and undersigned organizational members of the taskforce, we write to urge adequate Fiscal Year 2020 funding for programs authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act) and State Assistive Technology Programs.
(March 21,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
DD Autism and Family Support Task Force 2018 Report
(January 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
DD, Autism, & Family Support Task Force Principles for Autism CARES Act Reauthorization
The Autism CARES Act of 2014 (P.L. 113–157) amended the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize research, surveillance, and education activities related to autism spectrum disorders conducted by various agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The law authorized $1.3 billion in funding for fiscal years 2015-2019 and has a hard sunset of September 30, 2019.
(January 4,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Click here to go to archives