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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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Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security and Poverty Student Loan Extension Letter September
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to urge you to extend the federal student loan payment pause and not require borrowers to resume payments in September. CCD’s mission is to engage in concerted advocacy 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 free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance;
(August 11,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities Comments on ED Student Loan NPRM
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty and Social Security Task Forces write in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking mentioned above. Our Task Forces have written to you before about the Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) discharge program discussed in the proposed rule and our Task Forces were represented on the negotiated rulemaking sessions.
(August 11,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Requests Immediate Action on HUD Section 811
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 a society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance
(August 11,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force Comments on CRA Proposed Notice
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 a society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(August 8,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 Statement
We are writing as Chair and Vice-Chair of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities regarding the most recent draft we have reviewed of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. Just last week the nation marked the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA found that discrimination against individuals with disabilities persists, including in areas such as health services and transportation.
(August 5,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF RFI FTA-2022-0012
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs submit the following in response to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) request for information on transit bus automation research and demonstrations. CCD also commends USDOT and FTA leadership and staff for its recent celebration of the 32nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
(August 3,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Joint Technology-Rights Statement for Senate Aging Committee Hearing on Section 508
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Technology & Telecommunications and Rights Task Forces, we write to thank the Committee for holding today’s hearing on the critical issue of ensuring that federal agencies are held accountable for achieving digital accessibility under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (an outcome that should have been achieved years ago).
(July 28,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter to OSERS-OSEP re General Supervision
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is writing to provide recommendations to the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) regarding the monitoring and enforcement of state and district responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
(July 28,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Virtual Briefing on The ADA at 32: Achieving Accessible, Integrated, and Affordable Housing for People with Disabilities
People with disabilities may make up 20-25% of the US population, but disabled people and their diverse unmet housing needs have yet to be at the forefront of federal housing policymaking. Disabled people of all ages, disproportionately nonwhite and poor people with disabilities, are acutely impacted by the nation’s housing crisis and face staggering barriers from high costs, continued segregation, institutionalization, lack of supply, extreme rates of inaccessibility, sky rotting rates of discrimination, among others.
(July 26,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Re: Support for Washington State’s Section 1332 Waiver Application
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on Washington State’s Section 1332 Waiver Application (the waiver). We write in strong support of the waiver as an important step to improve health coverage for Washington State residents, including people with disabilities and chronic health conditions.
(July 14,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD and NHLP Letter To HUD
As rents soar across the country and the market becomes increasingly competitive, it is critical to keep HUD housing programs accessible to people with disabilities. The National Housing Law Project and the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities write today to urge HUD to adopt our regulatory recommendations related to the treatment of disbursements from Special Needs Trusts (SNTs) and to illustrate how HUD’s current interpretation of its income rules is creating harmful outcomes for assisted families. HUD must amend 24 CFR Sec. 5.609(c) to clarify that disbursements of principal from SNTs are excluded from income if the source of the funds were otherwise excluded.
(July 12,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Statement for the Record Senate Finance Hearing EARN Act
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force applauds your leadership in convening the markup of The Enhancing American Retirement Now (EARN) Act. CCD works to engage in concerted advocacy 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 free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance;
(July 11,  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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