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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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CCD Comments on HUD Disparate Impact NPRM
Thank you for the opportunity to comment regarding “HUD's Implementation of the Fair Housing Act's Disparate Impact Standard” Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we submit the following response for your consideration.
(October 18,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter HR 3 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute
Thank you for your leadership in addressing rising prescription drug costs. We appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on HR 3. We are writing regarding the proposed amendment to HR 3 and in follow up to our letter of September 24, 2019.
(October 17,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD DAC Letter on LongTerm MFP and Spousal
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC), and other state and national organizations write to urge you to pass a long-term extension of the Money Follows the Person Program (MFP).
(October 10,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education TF Letter IES topics
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working
(October 8,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD strongly support the principles that inform the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act of 2019.
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force strongly support the principles that inform the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Act of 2019. Domestic workers are an essential and valued part of the lives of people with disabilities. We applaud Senator Harris, Congresswoman Jayapal, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance for their efforts to secure the rights of this crucial workforce.
(October 3,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force co-chairs comments on technical assistance needs for transitioning to postsecondary education.
Thank you for offering the opportunity to provide input into technical assistance (TA) funded by the U.S. Department of Education related to improving postsecondary transition services. 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.
(October 2,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD cochair letter to OSEP re: teacher initiative blog
The CCD Education Task Force applauds the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for prioritizing the teacher shortage problem. Indeed, many have characterized this as a national emergency.
(September 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Letter on HR 3 the Lower Drug Costs Now Act of 2019
Thank you for your leadership in addressing rising prescription drug costs. We appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on HR 3. 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.
(September 24,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
CCD Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking referenced above. We oppose these changes to the longstanding categorical eligibility rules for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) because they would cause millions of people, including people with disabilities who rely on SNAP, to lose needed access to food, and urge the Administration to withdraw this rule.
(September 23,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
 
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