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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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Education Task Force
CCD cochairs on IDEA Q-A on parental placement in private schools
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. As co-chairs of the CCD Education Task force, we write with comments and recommendations on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) proposed guidance addressing State and local responsibilities under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for providing equitable services to parentally placed private school children with disabilities (Guidance).
(January 20,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Response from SSA Commissioner Saul to the SS task force’s letter on the Social Security task
Thank you for your October 23, 2020 letter on the status of continuing disability review (CDR) processing during the COVID-19 national public health emergency. We share your commitment to ensuring that our CDR process is fair and efficient, and we have implemented procedures to safeguard the rights of beneficiaries and respond to the unique challenges presented by COVID- 19.
(January 15,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce Co-Chair Letter Nutrition and Adult Dependents
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce writes to thank you for the beneficial nutrition provisions included in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2021 passed and signed into law in the 116th Congress. We also write to express our disappointment that once again adult dependents were excluded from economic impact payments in this package.
(January 13,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force Comments on HUD IFR Implementing Ex. Order 13891 on Agency Guidance Documents
The Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force submit these comments in response to the “Implementing Executive Order 13891: Promoting the Rule of Law Through Improved Agency Guidance Documents” Interim Final Rule (IFR). 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.
(January 11,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Board Statement on Capitol Hill Riot
We are deeply dismayed by Wednesday’s violent takeover of the United States Capitol by white supremacist rioters in an attempt to disenfranchise voters’ selection of President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Elect Harris to lead our nation. As a coalition focused on protecting and promoting the civil rights of all people with disabilities, we advocate in those very halls to ensure that people with disabilities have the freedom and opportunity to exercise individual decisions concerning their own lives, welfare, and personal dignity, including the right to cast their ballots and have those ballots counted.
(January 8,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force Comments on the HOTMA Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher NPRM
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, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. We are writing on behalf of the CCD Housing Task Force (HTF) to comment on Docket No. FR 6092-P-01: “Housing Opportunity Through Modernization Act of 2016: Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Project-Based Voucher Implementation; Additional Streamlining Changes.”
(January 6,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Joint LTSS and Health Task Force Comments on CMS' COVID-19 Interim Final Rule
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces appreciate the opportunity to submit comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule “Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency."
(January 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force 117th Congress Priorities
Transportation is necessary for 57 million people with disabilities in the U.S. to contribute to and participate in their communities, support and spend time with family and friends, and live their lives to the fullest; however, significant barriers to safe, affordable, accessible, equitable, reliable transportation remain across modes. The 117th Congress will have numerous opportunities to transform mobility access for people with disabilities, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) with disabilities. The Task Force urges Congress to act upon the following priorities.
(January 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force Administration Transition Priorities
Transportation is necessary for 57 million people with disabilities in the U.S. to contribute to and participate in their communities, support and spend time with family and friends, and live their lives to the fullest; however, significant barriers to accessible, equitable, reliable transportation remain across modes. The administration will have numerous opportunities to transform mobility access for people with disabilities, including Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) with disabilities. The Task Force urges action on the following priorities.
(January 4,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force Co-Chairs Comment Letter on NBPP for Plan Year 2022
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, the co-chairs of the CCD Health Task Force, appreciate the opportunity to comment on this proposed rule.
(December 23,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights letter to DOJ Agency Review Team supporting NCD
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to urge strong support for the National Council on Disability (NCD) as a means of advancing President-Elect Biden’s policy priorities for the disability community. In particular, we urge that President-Elect Biden appoint a new Chair of the NCD as quickly as possible and that the FY22 budget sent to Congress proposes increased funding for NCD’s important work.
(December 22,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Disability Policy Recommendations for the 117th Congress December 2020
Message from the Board: The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is pleased to present our policy recommendations to the 117th Congress outlining the needs of people with disabilities and their families. 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.
(December 7,  2020) - 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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