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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
EDUCATION
 

Mission

The Education Task Force monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs. The Education Task Force advocates for enhance opportunities for children under these laws.

Co-chairs

  • Laura Kaloi  
    Center for Learner Equity
    Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
    202-210-1494 phone 
    lkaloi@stridepolicy.com

  • Lindsay Kubatzky
    National Center for Learning Disabilities
    301-966-2234 phone
    lkubatzky@ncld.org

  • Robyn Linscott
    The Arc
    202-534-3711 phone 
    linscott@thearc.orgg

  • Kim Musheno 
    Autism Society of America
    301-657-0881 phone 
     kmusheno@autism-society.org

  ACTIVITIES
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force letter to the House Appropriations Committee
As you negotiate a final version of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations bill, the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force urges you to provide additional 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 and to reject proposals that would reduce funding.
(September 20,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Comments on CCDF-CCDBG NPRM
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).
(August 28,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education and Health Task Force Comments Medicaid NPRM
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education’s notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to “amend the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B regulations to remove the requirement for public agencies to obtain parental consent prior to accessing for the first time a child's public benefits or insurance (e.g., Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)) to provide or pay for required IDEA Part B services.”
(August 1,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD on SPP APR
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is writing to provide recommendations to the Office of Special Education (OSEP) regarding proposed changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B and Part C State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR) respectively.
(July 10,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education TF NPRM Significant Disproportionality TA Center 2023
On behalf of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force, we are pleased to provide comments to the U.S. Department of Education (ED). 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.
(June 12,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Response to the More Teaching Less Testing Act
On behalf of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force, we are writing in opposition to the More Teaching Less Testing Act of 2023. 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.
(June 6,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Taskforce Response to the IADA RFI
On behalf of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force, we are pleased to provide information to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) related to the Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority (IADA) program.
(May 1,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force appropriations recommendations letter to Congress
As you work to draft the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations bill, the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force urges you to adopt the highest proposed funding levels 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 without negatively impacting funding for other education programs.
(April 19,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Response to 21st Century Dyslexia 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, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(April 12,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD 2022 Education Task Force Annual Report
(January 16,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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