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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate 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.
CCD’s transition memo to the new Administration and Congress regarding the consortium’s legislative priorities
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is pleased to present these policy recommendations to the Trump Administration regarding critical federal programs for people with disabilities and their families.
(January 13,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD letter on DeVos nomination
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write in advance of the nomination hearing for Betsy DeVos for United States Secretary of Education, to share our views on the importance of the US Department of Education to students with disabilities and to urge you to ask Ms. DeVos to describe her vision for the Department’s role in supporting students with disabilities and promoting their inclusion and achievement.
(January 9,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
RFI HCBS model comments for CCD
The CCD LTSS Task Force Co-Chairs have submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in response to the agency’s Request for Information on how to expand and improve Home and Community Based Services.
(January 9,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter for Senate on ACA
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), are aware that the 115th Congress is already hard at work on an aggressive calendar for action starting with the Senate Concurrent Budget Resolution released by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Michael Enzi on January 3, 2017.
(January 9,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
2017 - Action Alert on Budget Resolution
CCD is urging its members to tell their Senator to vote no on the budget resolution. The Affordable Care Act provides important access to health care, expansions of long term supports and services, nondiscrimination and health insurance reforms and many other critical provisions.
(January 6,  2017) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Letter Service Animal Concepts for Reg
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Transportation Task Forces and allied disability advocacy partners wish to express our views regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) efforts to amend regulations governing the definition of a service animal for purposes of the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA).
(December 23,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Letter Opposing Medicaid Block Grants, Caps or Cuts
The undersigned CCD organizations sent this letter to Capitol Hill, opposing block granting, setting of per capita caps or significant cuts to the Medicaid program.
(December 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD HOTMA Sec 102 and 104 Letter
We write as Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Financial Security Task Force regarding implementation by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) of certain provisions of the Housing Opportunities Through Modernization Act of 2016 (HOTMA, P.L. 114-201).
(December 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments on RAD Civil Rights Notice
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the “Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Notice Regarding Fair Housing and Civil Rights Requirements and Relocation Requirements Applicable to RAD First Component—Public Housing Conversions: Solicitation of Comment - Docket No. FR–5630–N–08” (November 14, 2016).
(December 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to Senators
The undersigned organizations are writing as members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to express our strong opposition to repealing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This would be particularly harmful without simultaneous enactment of a replacement plan that maintains or improves existing coverage and access.
(December 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet: People with Disabilities Benefit from the Affordable Care Act
Determining whether health reform proposals can meet the needs of people with disabilities requires analyzing the proposals from a disability perspective.
(December 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Rights and Transportation Letter to Jimmy Kimmel Live
We write on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force and Transportation Task Force. We are deeply troubled by a segment on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show on October 14, 2016, ( regarding people with disabilities who use so called “comfort animals.”
(December 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the 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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