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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.
 
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Transportation Task Force
Comments to FMCSA concerning Safe Integration of Automated Driving Systems-Equipped Commercial Motor Vehicles, Docket Number: FMCSA-2018-0037-0136
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) ANPRM concerning safe integration of automated driving systems-equipped commercial motor vehicles (ADS-CMVs).
(September 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
Comments to NHTSA concerning Removing Regulatory (FMVS) Barriers for Automated Driving Systems, Docket Number: NHTSA-2019-0036-0026
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the ANPRM from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Removing Regulatory Barriers for Vehicles with Automated Driving Systems.
(September 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force feedback on issues addressed in a bicameral, bipartisan self-driving car bill
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on issues addressed in a bicameral, bipartisan self-driving car bill. 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.
(September 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comment Letter on Medicaid Access Rule
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health and Long Term Supports and Services Task Forces appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed rule regarding assuring access to covered services in the Medicaid program.
(September 13,  2019)
Rights Task Force
CCD letter on not scapegoating people with mental illness in gun violence debate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and allies write to express concern about the wrongful scapegoating of people with mental health disabilities in the debate concerning gun violence prevention. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(September 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Re: A proposed rule on non-discrimination in health care, related to ACA section 1557.
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. We write to express our opposition to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act.
(August 13,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task force supporting the CAPABILITY Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force are writing to express our support of H.R. 3070, the Customized Approaches to Providing and Building Independent Lives of Inclusion for Transition-aged Youth (CAPABILITY) Act. 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.
(August 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
Fact Sheet: The ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 651/H.R. 1814)
Passed by a bipartisan Congress in 2014, the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) Act allows eligible people with disabilities to establish “ABLE accounts'' where they can save for qualified disability expenses without jeopardizing their public benefits. Like college savings (“529”) accounts, earnings on an ABLE account and distributions from the account for qualified disability expenses do not count as taxable income of the contributor or the eligible beneficiary.
(August 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Fiscal Task Force Letter to Senate on-2019 Budget Deal
The undersigned members of the Fiscal Policy Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urge you to vote for the Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2019. 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.
(July 30,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
ADA Anniversary Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in recognition of the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 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.
(July 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force Statement for National Disability Voter Registration Week
This week is National Disability Voter Registration Week. Voting is the foundation of our democracy and one of the most fundamental rights that Americans enjoy. People with disabilities represent more than 20% of the U.S. population, and can have a powerful influence if they are fully included in the voting and electoral processes. It is important that people with disabilities register to vote, become informed about election issues, and participate in all aspects of elections—including as voters, poll workers, election officials, and candidates.
(July 19,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD letter on Significant Disproportionality Survey 2019
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force write to make comments on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) proposed Significant Disproportionality State Survey (Survey).
(July 19,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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