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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
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The Consortium for Constituents 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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD?
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force DOJ Data Report Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force appreciate the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) efforts to enforce and uphold the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and actively engage with disability rights advocates. In furtherance of these efforts, we write to urge DOJ to publish annual public reports on ADA Title II and Title III complaints.
(March 28,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Chair Statement on Death of Ryan Gainer
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Chair and Vice-Chair expresses outrage and profound sorrow over the tragic death of Ryan Gainer, a Black teenager with autism. Ryan’s family sought crisis intervention and called 911 for assistance. Instead of getting the support they needed, he was killed by a deputy sheriff.
(March 26,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD 2024 Statement on Reducing Police Responses to People with Disabilities
The national unrest in the wake of police killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Charleena Lyles, Daniel Prude, and so many other Black Americans before and since, brought into stark relief the need to change policing practices in the United States. Black Americans are more than three times as likely as white Americans to be killed by the police.
(March 21,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Joint DAC and CCD letter in Support of the Stop Unfair Medicaid Recoveries Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force and the Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC) write to express our strong support for the Stop Unfair Medicaid Recoveries Act, H.R. 7573. This legislation would prohibit Medicaid estate claims, except in rare cases where benefits were incorrectly paid.
(March 20,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Docket No. ETA-2023-0004 - National Apprenticeship System Enhancements
The Consortium for Constituents 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, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(March 18,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Board Honors Life of Hydeia Broadbent
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Board of Directors honors the life of Hydeia Broadbent, a Black HIV/AIDS activist, public speaker, and international health equity leader. Broadbent passed away unexpectedly at a neurological rehabilitation center in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 20, 2024.
(March 11,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Hawkins Proposed Priorities 2024
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families, including regulatory efforts under federal law such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
(March 5,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education TF letter to OPE on Mental Health Support for Students with Disabilities.
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families, including regulatory efforts under federal law such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
(February 25,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD 1% waiver doc/recs
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which amended the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) in 2015, includes a provision that places a limit (cap) on the percentage of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities that a state may assess with an alternate assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS) to no more than 1.0 percent of all students in the grades assessed in the state.
(February 22,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education TF 504 Letter- Request for NPRM
The Consortium for Constituents 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, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(February 22,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force Comments to DOT RFI on ADA Standards for Transportation Facilities
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force write to comment on the request for information (RFI) on accessibility improvements for transportation facilities.
(February 20,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD comments on DOJ ADA Title II MDE Docket No 2024-0001-0001
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces and fellow CCD members write to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Medical Diagnostic Equipment of State and Local Government Entities.
(February 12,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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  TASK FORCES
Members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities advocate for a broad range of federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. CCD’s public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.

CCD also has Ad Hoc Task Forces that focus on federal policy but meet on a less frequent basis than official Task Forces and Working Groups that focus on both internal practices for CCD as a coalition and policy.

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