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The CCD Employment and Training Task Force works on issues relevant to the employment of people with disabilities, particularly issues related to the programs and projects funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

The Task Force has also been working with on recent proposals regarding the Social Security Administration's efforts to facilitate the employment of individuals receiving Social Security benefits, and the employment and training programs administered by the Department of Labor.

CCD Employment Task Force Statement of Principles


  • Alicia Epstein 
    (703) 584-3987 (office)

  • Aaron Kaufman
    Jewish Federation of North America
    (202) 785-493 (office)
    (301) 570-7022 (fax)

  • Phillip Pauli
    Phone: (202) 517-6272
    Fax: (240) 482-8218

  • Susan Prokop
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
    Phone: (202) 416-7707
    Fax: (240) 416-7706

  • Chris Rodriguez
    National Disability Insitute
    Phone: (202) 350-0128
    Fax: (202) 296-2047


Throughout the quarter, the Employment and Training Task force continued to monitor Hill action on the Workforce Incentives Act and the Rehabilitation Act and followed up with the Office of Personnel Management on the status of the final regulations for Excepted Service for People with Disabilities in federal employment.

Statement of Principles on Employment of People with Disabilities

Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETTF Letter to RSA March 2018
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing regarding the Department of Education’s guidance associated with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). CCD is a coalition of national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocate organizations representing this nation’s 57 million people with disabilities. Together we advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of people with disabilities in all aspects of society, including employment.
(March 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Comments SSA SSI Youth RFI Docket No. SSA–2017–0049
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force (SSTF) and the Employment &Training Task Force (E&TTF) are pleased to submit the following comments responding to the request for information regarding strategies to improve adult outcomes for youth receiving supplemental security income, 83 Fed. Reg. 411, published on January 3, 2018 [Docket No. SSA–2017–0049].
(February 2,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Annual Report - Employment and Training Task Force
(January 22,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD DOJ Guidance Withdrawal Letter
In January, the President said that “Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect…and jobs where Americans prosper and grow are not too much to ask.” Further, the President’s message on the budget promises that “by removing the barriers holding back our economic growth,” we can “set free the dreams of our people.” Those promises are betrayed by the choices made in the President’s FY2018, A New Foundation For American Greatness Budget.
(January 5,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
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