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TASK FORCES
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  2020
 
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD Emergency Management Task Force Recommendations for the 117th Congress
Failure to consider those with access and functional needs in disaster planning, response and recovery has contributed to countless unnecessary injuries, deaths and institutionalization of people with disabilities over the last 25 years. Too often, emergency managers do not understand or forget their obligations as recipients of federal funding to comply with the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in carrying out their duties.
(December 22,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD Emergency Management Task Force Recommendations for the Administration 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed multiple, systemic failures to protect those with access and functional needs in public health and disaster planning, resulting in the deaths and forced institutionalization of thousands of people with disabilities. Devolution by the federal government of many emergency preparedness responsibilities has often meant that emergency managers do not understand or forget their obligations as recipients of federal funding to comply with the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in carrying out their duties.
(December 22,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Revisioning Recovery Panel - July 16
(September 14,  2020)
Emergency Management Task Force
Emergency Management Task Force Comments to HELP Committee Draft Paper - Preparing for the Next Pandemic
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Emergency Management Task Force welcomes the effort by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions’ to prepare for the next pandemic. 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.
(June 26,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Letter to Education and Labor Committee Members urging movement on REAADI for Disasters Act as a response to COVID-19
As the nation grapples with the growing COVID-19 [coronavirus] outbreak, the undersigned disability advocacy organizations urge you, as policymakers responsible for overseeing federal disaster response programs, to ensure that the rights and needs of people with disabilities and those with access and functional needs are taken into account in this latest emergency. There are sixty-one million Americans with disabilities and we believe the time has come for your committees to act on legislation that will improve the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from major disasters.
(March 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Letter to Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Members urging movement on REAADI for Disasters Act as a response to COVID-19
As the nation grapples with the growing COVID-19 [coronavirus] outbreak, the undersigned disability advocacy organizations urge you, as policymakers responsible for overseeing federal disaster response programs, to ensure that the rights and needs of people with disabilities and those with access and functional needs are taken into account in this latest emergency. There are sixty-one million Americans with disabilities and we believe the time has come for your committees to act on legislation that will improve the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in preparing for, responding to and recovering from major disasters.
(March 13,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Annual Report - Emergency Management Task Force
(January 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2019
 
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD Principles for Disability Inclusive Emergency and Disaster Management
There are over 61 million adults with disabilities living in communities throughout the United States and that figure does not include children with disabilities and individuals with disabilities residing in institutions, nursing homes or prisons. Most of these individuals have encountered or will experience a natural or human caused disaster during their lifetimes. Recent hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, floods and tornados have brought attention to the severe gaps in disability inclusion when it comes to the nation’s systems of emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation with regard to catastrophic disasters.
(July 2,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[House] CCD Support for REAADI Act 2019
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) applaud your introduction of the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[Senate] CCD Support for REAADI Act 2019
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) applaud your introduction of the Real Emergency Access for Aging and Disability Inclusion (REAADI) for Disasters Act. CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[House] CCD Emergency Mgmt and LTSS TF Support Letter for DRMA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Emergency Management Task Force and Long Term Services and Supports Task Force are pleased to support the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA). CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
[Senate] CCD Emergency Mgmt and LTSS TF Support Letter for DRMA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Emergency Management Task Force and Long Term Services and Supports Task Force are pleased to support the Disaster Relief Medicaid Act (DRMA). CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(May 31,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2018
 
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD Emergency Management Ad Hoc Committee - Comments CMS
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed changes to the emergency preparedness regulations for providers, suppliers and facilities serving people with disabilities. 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. We have over 100 organizations who work with and for the safety of people with disabilities living both in the community and in institutions.
(November 19,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD Emergency Management Committee and Allies Letter of Concern to DHS - 122 Organizations sign on
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.
(August 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Getting it Right 2018 National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference - Agenda
(May 11,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
2018 Getting It Right National Inclusive Disaster Strategies Conference - Registration and more information
(May 11,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2012
 
Emergency Management Task Force
Response to the column by Bill Frezza in the March 6th edition titled “Is Your Company Ready to Meet Its New Disability Hiring Quota?”
(March 29,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Task Force Annual Report
(January 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2011
 
Emergency Management Task Force
Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Task Force Annual Report
(January 13,  2011) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2010
 
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD Emergency Relief and Disaster Preparedness Task Force Annual Report
(January 6,  2010) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2007
 
Emergency Management Task Force
National Response Framework Comments from the CCD Emergency Management Task Force
(October 1,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2006
 
Emergency Management Task Force
Letter to Jack McGuire, American Red Cross
(September 1,  2006) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
Principles for Preparedness, A Guide for First Responders, Relief Organizations and Government Agencies
(January 3,  2006) - Download [ PDF ]