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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.
 
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Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force Anti-Racism Principles May 2022
We acknowledge that the percentage of minority veterans is predicted to increase from 22% in 2017 to 35.7% in 2040. We recognize that, despite this prediction, minority veterans continue to disproportionately experience barriers to healthcare, particularly as it relates to mental health conditions, along with economic disparities and gaps in employment outcomes. We understand that statistics show that these experiences were exacerbated by the Covid-19 epidemic.
(May 18,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Testimony of Bethany Lilly on behalf of CCD, Social Security Task Force
Chairman, Ranking Member, and members of the Social Security Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today about the importance of Social Security benefits and Social Security Administration (SSA) customer service for people with disabilities. My name is Bethany Lilly and I am the Senior Director of Public Policy at The Arc of the United States, an organization that represents people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends, and the essential frontline disability service providers who support them.
(May 12,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter Regarding Youth in Foster Care in Institutional Settings
Dear Senators Wyden, Crapo, Murray, and Burr, and Representatives Pallone, McMorris Rodgers, Neal, and Brady: 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.
(May 9,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA FY23 Funding
People With Disabilities Rely on SSA Administered Benefits for Their Livelihood. Approximately 7.6 million individuals with disabilities and older adults rely on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program and another 10 million receiving Social Security disability benefits as disabled workers, disabled widow(er)s, or disabled adult children. Unlike Social Security retirement, these programs come with complicated eligibility requirements that require agency determinations. The majority of individuals that apply are denied.
(May 3,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD 504 Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities write to urge you to issue updated regulations on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. 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.
(April 27,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Education Task Force FY 23 Appropriations Request (April 2022)
As you begin the appropriations process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force urges you to adopt the highest proposed levels for the federal investment in programs that support infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, their families, and the educators and other service providers who serve them.
(April 25,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Public Charge Comment
The undersigned members of the Rights, Health, and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Forces of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) submit the following comments in response to the above-captioned Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. We commend the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for rescinding the 2019 Public Charge rule, and for considering impacted communities’ comments to the proposed rule.
(April 25,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA Issues and Funding Letter
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium of Constituents with Disabilities’ (CCD) Social Security Task Force urge you to take immediate action to assure that the Social Security Administration has the resources it needs to respond to the increased demand associated with reopening Field Offices to the public after two years without any in-person services.
(April 21,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETTF Re: Request for Information (2022) Access to Coverage and Care in Medicaid & CHIP
The following comments were submitted on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force. The CCD is a coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(April 18,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Reconciliation Housing letter
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.
(April 14,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter to Chair Patty Murray and Ranking Member Richard Burr
Thank you for your request for recommendations to support improving the capacity of schools and districts to support the mental health of students, including students with disabilities. The Consortium for Citizens 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).
(April 7,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD WIOA Reauthorization Reactions to proposed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022
(April 6,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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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.
 
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