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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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD?
Health Task Force
CCD Re: Medicaid Managed Care NPRM Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Medicaid Program; Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP) Managed Care, RIN 0938–AT40, CMS–2408–P. 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 14,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
DD, Autism, & Family Support Task Force Principles for Autism CARES Act Reauthorization
The Autism CARES Act of 2014 (P.L. 113–157) amended the Public Health Service Act to reauthorize research, surveillance, and education activities related to autism spectrum disorders conducted by various agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The law authorized $1.3 billion in funding for fiscal years 2015-2019 and has a hard sunset of September 30, 2019.
(January 4,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CAPTA Letter to Senate
We, the undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to share our priorities for supporting children with disabilities and their families, and parents with disabilities, in the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
(December 20,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CAPTA Letter to House
We, the undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to share our priorities for supporting children with disabilities and their families, and parents with disabilities, in the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act (CAPTA).
(December 20,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Statement of the CCD Education Task Force Upon Release of the School Safety Commission Report
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is extremely disappointed in the recommendations put forward by the School Safety Commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The report recommends withdrawing the Title VI discipline guidance which provides schools with important information to prevent discrimination. Rescinding this guidance will not make our schools safer.
(December 19,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD cochair RDA letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is writing in response to Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) effort regarding Results Driven Accountability (RDA) and supports any effort undertaken to raise expectations and improve outcomes for students with disabilities. As part of our formal comments, CCD would first like to acknowledge the work of its members and endorse the more detailed comments provided by: The Advocacy Institute; The Arc; Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates; National Center for Special Education in Charter Schools; National Disability Rights Network; and, the National Downs Syndrome Congress.
(December 18,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD and the Leadership Council on Aging (LCAO) Joint letter to the Senate supporting the IMPROVE Act
We, the undersigned members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), are writing to urge you to pass legislation to continue two key Medicaid policies before the end of this year:
(December 12,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD MFP letter to the House
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Task Force urge you to pass H.R. 7217 to reauthorize the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project (MFP) before the end of the 115th Congress.
(December 10,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Public charge comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our strong opposition to the above-captioned proposed rule. 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 10,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Letter to Senate to reauthorize the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project (MFP)
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Task Force implore you to reauthorize the Medicaid Money Follows the Person Demonstration Project (MFP) before the end of the 115th Congress.
(December 7,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Comments on CMS Electronic Visit Verification Compliance Survey
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed collection of information entitled “Electronic Visit Verification Compliance Survey,” published on October 5, 2018. CCD is a coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of the approximately 57 million children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
(December 3,  2018) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Comments DOT-OST-2018-0149 AV 3.0
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force is pleased to submit comments in response to the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) recent guidance, Preparing for the Future, AV 3.0. 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 3,  2018) - 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
Education
Emergency Management Ad Hoc Committee
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