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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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Mission

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. 

 

Co-chairs

  • Kelly Buckland
    National Council on Independent Living (NCIL)
    (202) 207-0334, ext. 1104 (office)
    (202) 207-0341 (fax)
    kelly@ncil.org

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

  • Stephen Lieberman
    United Spinal Association
    202-556-2076 x 7104 phone 
    slieberman@unitedspinal.org

  • Jennifer Mathis
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax 
    jenniferm@bazelon.org

  • Allison Nichol
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-918-3767 (office)
    anichol@efa.org

Save the ADA

Rights Task Force Priorities for 2019

CCD Rights Task Force 2018 Code of Participation

CCD Rights Task Force Addressing Poverty - Key Principles

  ACTIVITIES
Rights Task Force
CCD Sign on letter to Governor - supporters in hospitals
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to ask you to ensure that hospital and other healthcare provider visitor policies include reasonable modifications for people with disabilities who need the physical presence of a support person in order to ensure equal access to health care. Although safety concerns are paramount, numerous states, including New York, have already clarified visitor policies to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to necessary in-person supports while hospitalized.
(April 29,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD sign ons letter to Hospital Administrator - supporters in hospitals
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to ask you to ensure that hospital and other healthcare provider visitor policies include reasonable modifications for people with disabilities who need the physical presence of a support person in order to ensure equal access to health care. Although safety concerns are paramount, numerous states, including New York, have already clarified visitor policies to ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to necessary in-person supports while hospitalized.
(April 29,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to HHS, CMS and CDC requesting data collection and reporting on COVID 19's impact on people with disabilities
The undersigned national disability organizations write to you as the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force to urge you to collect and report data concerning the impact of COVID-19 on people 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.
(April 27,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on HUD’s Faith-Based Organizations NPRM
Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing and Rights Task Forces. 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.
(April 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on DOT’s proposed rule re service animals under the Air Carrier Access Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Transportation Task Forces submit the following comments in response to the above-captioned notice of proposed rulemaking concerning traveling by air with service animals under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). 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.
(April 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter re COVID-19 and Disability Discrimination
We write as co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces to urge you to ensure that, if the current pandemic results in government decisions to ration treatment, decisions about how medical treatment should be allocated are made without discriminating based on disability. The 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.
(March 20,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD AFFH NPRM Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 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. On behalf of the undersigned organizations of CCD, we submit the following response for your consideration.
(March 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Annual Report - Rights Task Force
(January 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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