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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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TASK FORCES
PMENTAL DISABILITIES, AUTISM AND FAMILY SUPPORT
 

Mission

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.

Co-chairs

  • Lydia X.Z. Brown
    Autistic Women and Nonbinary Network 
    lbrown@awnnetwork.org

  • Samantha Crane
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    202-596-1055 phone 
    scrane@autisticadvocacy.org

  • Emmanuel Jenkins
    Emmanuel.Jenkins@delaware.gov

  • Angela Lello
    Autism Speaks
    202-971-7807 phone
    Angela.Lello@autismspeaks.org

  • Kim Musheno
    Autism Society of America
    301-657-0881 phone 
    kmusheno@autism-society.org

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


Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Family Support Anti-Racism Principles and Objectives
(February 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]

Updates on Priority Legislation  

  ACTIVITIES
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD DD Autism FS TF FY22 Appropriations letter April 2021
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Supports Task Force (Task Force) and undersigned organizations, we write to urge adequate Fiscal Year 2022 funding for programs authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), Assistive Technology Act, Autism CARES Act, the Lifespan Respite Care Act, and Kevin and Avonte’s Law, as well as the National Family Caregiver Support Program and Parent Information Centers.
(April 26,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Supports Statement on Holding Elected Officials Accountable for the Use of Unacceptable and Hurtful Slurs.
We call on all elected officials and community leaders to take a close look at the language they use -- because words matter. We know that language has consequences. When people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are dehumanized through the use of slurs, the result is often exclusion from opportunities to learn, live, and work in the community. When public figures additionally use intellectual disability as a synonym for ignorance or incompetence or refer to people with intellectual disabilities as “stupid,” people with intellectual disabilities are at greater risk of discrimination in schools, in the workplace, in housing contexts, and elsewhere.
(February 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Autism, Developmental Disabilities and Family Support Anti-Racism Principles and Objectives
(February 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD DD and Financial Security Taskforce Co-chair Letter on Adult Dependents
Dear Majority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi, Minority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader McCarthy, Senator Leahy, and Representative DeLauro: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force and Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to strongly urge you to ensure that adult dependents be included in economic impact payments in the next COVID-19 relief bill that passes Congress.
(January 31,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Annual Report - Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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