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

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The Rights Task Force advocates on a wide variety of matters involving the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. The Task Force's vision is driven by the four key goals for people with disabilities set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA): equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. 



  • Kelly Buckland
    National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
    (202) 207-0334, ext. 1104 phone
    (202) 207-0341 (fax)

  • Molly Burgdorf
    The Arc of the United States
    (202) 534-3718 phone

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

  • Stephen Lieberman
    United Spinal Association
    202-556-2076 x 7104 phone

  • Jennifer Mathis
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax

  • Allison Nichol
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-918-3767 phone

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Rights Task Force Priorities for 2019

CCD Rights Task Force 2018 Code of Participation

CCD Rights Task Force Addressing Poverty - Key Principles

Rights Task Force
AAPD-CCD letter to Secretary-Designate Becerra with disability health care priorities following up on disability groups' meeting.
Thank you for meeting with our organizations to discuss the disability community’s priorities for the Biden Administration. Our nation is currently home to more than 61 million people with disabilities, and this number grows every day. The disability community is incredibly diverse in both identity and experience. Disability is most prevalent in women and in Black, Indigenous, and people of color.
(January 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Rights co-chair letter supporting candidates for AbilityOne Commission
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force urge the Biden Administration to appoint the following four individuals to the seats for public members of the AbilityOne Commission: Chai Feldblum, Karla Gilbride, Bryan Bashin, and Christina Brandt. 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.
(January 26,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Annual Report - Rights Task Force
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
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