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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
please go to :
disabilityandsocialsecurity.org
 
 
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TASK FORCES
EDUCATION
 

Mission

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.

Co-chairs

  • Lindsay E. Jones, Esq.
    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
    202-628-2662 phone 
    ljones@ncld.org
     

  • Laura Kaloi  
    Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates
    571-447-5005 phone 
    410-372-0209 fax 
    lkaloi@wpllc.net

  • Amana Lowe 
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN))
    202-408-9514 phone 
    202-408-9520 fax 
    amanda.lowe@ndrn.org

  • Kim Musheno 
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
    301-588-8252 phone 
    301-588-2842 fax 
    kmusheno@aucd.org

  • Cindy Smith
    National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities
    1825 K Street, NW Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20006
    202-506-5813 ext. 104 phone
    202-506-5846 fax
    csmith@nacdd.org  

  ACTIVITIES
Education Task Force
Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act CCD Support Letter 115th
It is the pleasure of the undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to provide you with this letter of support for the Stop Taxing Death and Disability Act of 2017. 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
(February 16,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
The Co-Chairs of the Ed Task Force sent a letter to the full house opposing H.J. Res 57
The co-chairs of the of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force, on behalf of the CCD Education Taskforce, write in opposition of H.J. Res 57 to rescind the accountability regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(February 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD response to the hearing of Betsy DeVos for the U.S. Secretary of Education
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the hearing of Betsy DeVos for the U.S. Secretary of Education. Given the lack of clarity that came from her nomination hearing, we request that she provide specific answers to numerous questions regarding her views on policies that impact students with disabilities before her nomination is voted on in committee.
(January 24,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Report 2016
(January 10,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD letter on DeVos nomination
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write in advance of the nomination hearing for Betsy DeVos for United States Secretary of Education, to share our views on the importance of the US Department of Education to students with disabilities and to urge you to ask Ms. DeVos to describe her vision for the Department’s role in supporting students with disabilities and promoting their inclusion and achievement.
(January 9,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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