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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?
CCD EC RFI Response
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to your request for information on Disability Policies in the 21st Century: Building Opportunities for Work and Inclusion. 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.
(September 26,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF NHTSA Ford Exemption Petition Comment
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force appreciate the opportunity to provide a response to the questions posed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding Ford’s petition for exemptions from the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for autonomous vehicles (AVs).
(September 21,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF NHTSA GM Exemption Petition Comment
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force appreciate the opportunity to provide a response to the questions posed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding GM’s petition for exemptions from the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for autonomous vehicles (AVs).
(September 21,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter in Support of House Legislation to Fix SCOTUS Holding on Equitable Health Benefits
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force, we write to thank you for introducing H.R. 8594, the Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act, and to urge your colleagues in the House to support this bipartisan, bicameral bill.
(September 16,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Task Force Support for DSP SOC Sign-on Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force write in support of the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act (S. 1437), which would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to revise the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system to create a distinct classification for direct support professionals (DSPs).
(September 16,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter in Support of Senate Legislation to Fix SCOTUS Holding on Equitable Health Benefits
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force, we write to thank you for introducing S. 4750, the Restore Protections for Dialysis Patients Act, and to urge your colleagues in the Senate to support this bipartisan, bicameral bill.
(September 15,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force Comments on 2023 HOPPS Proposed Rule
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force, we write to provide comments on the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2023, specifically to comment on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) proposal to address dental surgical services provided in hospital settings.
(September 13,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Title IX comments 2022
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is writing to the U.S. Department of Education (Department) to provide comments to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities Receiving Federal Financial Assistance and proposed amendments to regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX).
(September 12,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
2023 Physician Fee Schedule Comment Letter
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force, we are pleased to provide the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) comments on the proposals, request for information, and modifications on:
(September 6,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD EM TF Sherman Gillums Congratulations Letter
The Emergency Management Task Force of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) writes to congratulate you on your selection as director of the Office on Disability Integration and Coordination (ODIC) with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We appreciate your ongoing commitment to the civil rights of people with disabilities. Our task force is excited to work with you to serve individuals with disabilities before, during, and after disasters.
(September 1,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF NEVI Comments FHWA-2022-0008
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs thank the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the opportunity to submit comments for the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) regarding electric vehicle (EV) charging stations funded by the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) Formula Program.
(August 22,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S.331/H.R.1219) Cost and Benefits
In 2014, Congress passed the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. This legislation allows people with disabilities up to age 26 to open tax-advantaged savings accounts for qualified disability expenses, similar to a college savings account. ABLE accounts provide greater financial independence to people with disabilities because they can save money without having to jeopardize their life-saving public benefits.
(August 17,  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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