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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 Education Task Force monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs. The Education Task Force advocates for enhance opportunities for children under these laws.


  • Annie Acosta 
    The Arc
    202-783-2229 phone

  • Laura Kaloi  
    Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates & The National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools
    202-210-1494 phone

  • Amanda Lowe 
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN))
    202-408-9514 phone 
    202-408-9520 fax

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

  • Meghan Casey Whittaker
    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)

Education Task Force
Statement on the Court's Decision to Uphold the Equity in IDEA Regulation
The CCD Education Task Force celebrates this week’s U.S. District Court ruling against the U.S. Department of Education’s delay of regulations to reduce disproportionate special education identification, placement, and discipline for students of color. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) had joined the majority of commenters in opposition to this unnecessary delay.
(March 7,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD to Chairman Sablan and Ranking Member Allen on Seclusion and Restraint 2019
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to ask for your leadership to protect the safety of children in our schools today. The CCD has advocated for many years that federal legislation is needed to establish national minimum standards to prohibit the use of seclusion and prevent the use of restraint in schools. Restraint and seclusion are dangerous practices that continue to cause children trauma, injury and death. We need more than the current patchwork of state laws to ensure that every child is afforded protection. Such legislation will strengthen protections in every state and ensure the safety of all students and school personnel.
(February 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Title IX comments
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Taskforce submitted a comment opposing proposed changes to Title IX regulations that would make schools less safe for students with disabilities.
(January 30,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
2018 CCD Education Task Force Annual Report
(January 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
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