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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
ERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
 

Mission

The Long Term Services and Supports Task Force addresses the services and supports that enable individuals with disabilities of all ages to live in their homes and communities. In particular, the Task Force focuses on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), recognizing that they are the key to community integration, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for many people with disabilities and older adults. These critical services make it possible for people with disabilities and older adults to fully exercise their civil and human rights. 

Co-chairs

  • Julia Bascom
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    202-558-1270 phone 
    jbascom@autisticadvocacy.org

  • Dan Berland
    National Association of State Directors of DD Services(NASDDDS)
    703-683-4202 phone 
    703-684-1395 fax 
    dberland@nasddds.org

  • Nicole Jorwic
    Caring Across Generations
    630-915-8339 phone 
    nicole@caringacross.org

  • Jennifer Lav
    National Health Law Program
    202-552-5139 phone 
    lav@healthlaw.org

  • Gelila Selassie
    Justice in Aging
    gselassie@justiceinaging.org

2022 Administrative Priorities for CCD Long Term Services and Supports Task Force  (January 10,  2022)

2022 Legislative Priorities for the CCD Long Term Supports and Services Task Force (January 10,  2022)
 
 
  ACTIVITIES
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Comments Submitted for Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment Streamlining Proposed Rule
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.
(November 7,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD 1557 Comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Care, Long Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces write to comment on the notice of proposed rulemaking referenced above. 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.
(October 3,  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 ]
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 ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Request for Information: Access to Coverage and Care in Medicaid & CHIP
Objective 1: Medicaid and CHIP reaches people who are eligible and who can benefit from such coverage. CMS is interested in identifying strategies to ensure that individuals eligible for Medicaid and CHIP are aware of coverage options and how to apply for and retain coverage. Eligible individuals should be able to apply, enroll in, and receive benefits in a timely and streamlined manner that promotes equitable coverage.
(April 18,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter of Support for the Stop Unfair Medicaid Recovery Act, H.R. 6698
The Consortium for Citizens 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.
(March 7,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter Requesting Extension of Deadline to Expend HCBS ARPA Funds
The Consortium for Citizens 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. CCD’s Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force has been tracking with great interest the implementation of Section 9817 of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
(February 25,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force 2021 Annual Report
(January 10,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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