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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

For information about CCD Membsership E-mail:

Laura Weidner, Chair
Epilepsy Foundation
301-918-3766 (phone) (email)

Carol Tyson, Vice-Chair
Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF)
202-878-9186 (phone) (email)

Sarah Meek, Treasurer
American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR)
202-258-4462 (phone) (email)

Tracey Gronniger, Secretary
202-683-1993 (phone) (email)

Heather Ansley, Immediate Past CCD Chair
Paralyzed Veterans of America
202-416-7794 (phone) (email)

At Large Directors:

  • Julia Bascom, Autistic Self Advocacy Network
  • Dan Berland, National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS)
  • Vania Leveille, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
  • Bethany Lilly, The Arc of the United States
  • Erin Prangley, National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
  • Valerie Williams, National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)


CCD Board Statement on Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination and the March 16th Shootings
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) decries the March 16th murders of eight individuals including six Asian American women in Atlanta, Georgia and all violence and discrimination against Asians and Asian Americans. We mourn the eight people killed on the 16th: Soon Chung Park, Suncha Kim, Xiaojie Tan, Yong Ae Yue, Hyun Jung Grant, Delaina Ashley Yaun, Daoyou Feng, and Paul Andre Michels. We stand in solidarity with those demanding justice and who reject systemic and structural oppression, misogyny, and racism; call on government and elected officials to reform policies and practices that allow racism and misogyny to flourish; and call on CCD members to listen to and learn from Asian American Pacific Islander communities and advocates.
(March 22,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]

Resolution to Establish Anti-Racism Committee

The CCD Board of Directors approved a resolution to decommission CCD’s Anti-Racism Work Group in order to establish a permanent, standing committee of the Board of Directors charged with maintaining and improving CCD’s commitment, policies, and practices to anti-racism within the organization, among disability advocacy organizations, and throughout the disability community and American society at large.
(January 11, 2021) - Download [ PDF ]

CCD Board Statement on Capitol Hill Riot
We are deeply dismayed by Wednesday’s violent takeover of the United States Capitol by white supremacist rioters in an attempt to disenfranchise voters’ selection of President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris to lead our nation. As a coalition focused on protecting and promoting the civil rights of all people with disabilities, we advocate in those very halls to ensure that people with disabilities have the freedom and opportunity to exercise individual decisions concerning their own lives, welfare, and personal dignity, including the right to cast their ballots and have those ballots counted.
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]

Request for Proposals / Proposals for Anti-Racism Consultant for CCD
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is initiating a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from firms to lend professional expertise in the area of anti-racism, racial justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Proposals are due on December 2, 2020. Please share this proposal with any consultants you think would be a good fit for CCD's efforts.
(November 2,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]

CCD Board of Director's Statement on George Floyd
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities decries the murders at the hands of law enforcement of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Malik Williams, and the countless other Black Americans who have lost their lives through similar circumstances but their names do not make the media. We are in solidarity with those demanding justice, who reject hate and racism, across the nation.
(June 3,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]