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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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Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
2024 House Support S 1332 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, a bill that would help to create a standard occupational classification (SOC) for direct support professionals (DSPs). Earlier this year, the Senate passed its version of the legislation, S. 1332, which ensures that when the Office of Management and Budget revises the standard occupational classification system, it considers the importance of a code for DSPs.
(May 10,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Education Appropriations Letter
As you draft the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Labor, HHS, Education and Related Services appropriations bill, the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force urges you to provide robust funding for the federal programs that support infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, their families, and the educators and other service providers who serve them while avoiding cuts to other education programs.
(May 10,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs Letter to House FY2025
On behalf of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $42 million in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 6,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs Letter to Senate FY2025
On behalf of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities Technology and Telecommunications Task Force, the undersigned organizations are writing to ask for your support for the inclusion of $42 million in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Senate Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations (LHHS) bill for the Assistive Technology (AT) Act Programs.
(May 6,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Cochairs Statement EC Hearing
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force appreciates the opportunity to submit a statement for the record for the hearing Legislative Proposals to Increase Medicaid Access and Improve Program Integrity. We thank the subcommittee for holding a hearing focused on better supporting people with disabilities in accessing critical Medicaid services and we write in support of several bills that would empower individuals with disabilities and their families.
(April 30,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF FY25 SSA Funding
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities’ (CCD) Social Security Task Force urge you to fully fund the President’s budget request of $15.4 billion for SSA’s FY 2025 administrative budget, and to provide sustained increased funding going forward until SSA’s spending authority reaches 1.2 percent of annual benefits paid. This increased funding is essential in order to ensure that SSA has the resources it needs to improve customer service and address staffing levels that have reached an all-time low.
(April 26,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Press Release Access
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) thank the Department of Health and Human Services for finalizing the “Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services” rule. This rule contains provisions that will improve access to and quality of home and community-based services (HCBS) – services that are key to achieving full integration and access to community living.
(April 25,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Comments Electronic Payroll Data
Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments about the proposed rule regarding the Use of Electronic Payroll Data to Improve Program Administration. 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 15,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Letter of Support for the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Technology and Telecommunications Task Force write in strong support of S.2494 / H.R.4858, the Communications, Video, and Technology Accessibility Act (CVTA). We urge Congress to pass the CVTA.
(April 15,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
 
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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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