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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.

January 14, 2016

Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force Comments on MACRA RFI
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to this Request for Information regarding the Merit-based Incentive Program and Alternative Payment Model in the Medicare program. We, the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health task force, were glad to see many proposals reflecting the need to improve health equity and outreach to underserved populations, including people with disabilities.
(November 18,  2015) - Download [ WORD ]
Education Task Force
CCD Statement on 40th Anniversary of IDEA
As we honor the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) celebrates the success of millions of students with disabilities who were able to secure a free appropriate public education as a result of this important civil rights law.
(November 17,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Recommendation to Modernize the Delivery of Federal Housing Assistance for Today’s Generation HUD Section 811 PRA Program: Successful, Cost-Effective and Efficient
Thank you for the opportunity to submit comments on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force in response to the Committee’s request for proposals and recommendations to modernize the delivery of federal housing assistance for today’s generation.
(November 16,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
The Health, Rights and Technology Task Forces came together to develop comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking implementing the nondiscrimination provisions in the Affordable Care Act.
(November 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force

The CCD Health task force working with other national coalitions responded to concerns that the number of disability related questions might be reduced in the National Health Interview Survey. The letter provides a justification for continuing to include the broad range of questions
(November 5,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Principles on Carl D Perkins Act Reauthorization
We write on behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which advocates on behalf of the 6.5 million school-age students with disabilities attending public school across the nation. As you begin the important work to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Act (The Act) we thank you for the opportunity to participate in the process and wish to first share some helpful data that we believe supports the need to more fully include and support students with disabilities.
(October 29,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
Comments on CCD Statement on Bipartisan Budget Agreement
Washington, DC October 27, 2015 – The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’(CCD) Fiscal Policy Task Force commends the House and Senate leadership for negotiating the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA). This compromise represents a step in the right direction.
(October 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD ACA one pager on open enrollment
If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit or your state’s exchange. During “open enrollment”, private health insurance options can be reviewed and coverage can be purchased. People with low and moderate incomes may be able to get financial help to pay for health insurance coverage.
(October 26,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Tenant Selection Brief
Since the beginning of the Obama Administration in 2009, there has been a federal policy emphasis on assisting people with significant disabilities to obtain decent, safe, and affordable housing in the community linked with appropriate and voluntary services and supports to ensure successful community living.
(October 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health task force supports the nomination of Henry Claypool to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
We are writing this letter on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities to support the nomination of Henry Claypool to serve as a Commissioner on MACPAC, as put forward by former MACPAC Commissioner Judith Moore.
(October 6,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Updated CCD Benefit Offset Proposal
The CCD Social Security Task Force developed this proposal in response to a request by Congressional staff to provide information on the design of a benefit offset that the Task Force could support if the income disregard was not set at the Substantial Gainful Activity (SGA) level (SGA is currently $1,090/month).
(September 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Thank you letter to Dept of Labor re Siblings FMLA
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to extend our sincere appreciation for the Department of Labor’s recent clarification of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility for siblings.
(September 25,  2015) - 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.
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support
Employment and Training
Fiscal Policy
Long Term Services and Supports
Social Security
Technology and Telecommunication
Veterans and Military Families
Ad Hoc Asset development, Tax Policy and Financial Literacy
Ad Hoc Transition
Financial Security
Commemorating 40 Years of Disability Advocacy 1973-2013