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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?
CCD Paid Leave in Recovery Package
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Paid Leave Task Force write to express our strong support for the inclusion of a national paid leave program in the Coronavirus recovery legislation currently being developed. 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.
(April 14,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Updated CCD Paid Leave Principles
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. In response to recent Congressional interest in paid parental, medical, and caregiving leave, CCD has convened am Ad Hoc Paid Leave Task Force.
(April 14,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Response Workforce Request
Dear Chair Patty Murray and Ranking Member Richard Burr, Thank you for your request for comments on workforce innovation to address lost jobs in the COVID-19 pandemic. In your letter, you asked for the following information in pursuit of bipartisan solutions:
(April 9,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force Response to HELP Committee on Workforce Programs
The Employment and Training Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) appreciates the opportunity to submit comments regarding the specific needs of people with disabilities as you explore ways to update and expand workforce training programs.
(April 9,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter Transportation Limitations to access the Coronavirus Vaccine
The undersigned members of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writes today to outline the transportation limitations and needs of persons with disabilities in order to access the imperative COVID-19 vaccine. We appreciate this opportunity to comment on this critical issue.
(April 6,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to bring your attention to several problematic elements of the current total and permanent disability (TPD) student loan discharge process for disabled borrowers. We believe that there are many steps that the Biden Administration can take to simplify the program and better serve people with disabilities on Social Security Title II benefits or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) with student loan debt.
(April 5,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Comment on ADS Safety Framework
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities Transportation Task Force appreciate the opportunity to respond to the request for comments on the Automated Driving Systems (ADS) Framework. 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.
(April 1,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD AT Awareness Day Flyer
On April 14, 2021, National Assistive Technology Awareness Day will celebrate and bring attention to the critical role that assistive technology (AT) plays in the lives of people with disabilities. The day will also recognize and commemorate AT specialists and program coordinators for their hard work and dedication to serving individuals with disabilities seeking proper AT to meet their individual needs, along with professional organizations and researchers dedicated to facilitating the access and acquisition of AT for individuals with disabilities and older adults.
(March 30,  2021) - Download [ WORD ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
National Assistive Technology Awareness Day Flyer
On April 14, 2021, National Assistive Technology Awareness Day will celebrate and bring attention to the critical role that assistive technology (AT) plays in the lives of people with disabilities.
(March 30,  2021) - Download [ WORD ]
CHAMPVA Childrens Protection Act Letter of Support from Vets and Health Task Forces to Rep. Brownley
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force and Health Care Task Force thank you for introducing H.R. 1801, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) Children’s Care Protection Act. CCD is a coalition of more than 100 national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocates organizations representing the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(March 29,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
CHAMPVA Childrens Protection Act Letter of Support from Vets and Health Task Forces to Sen. Brown
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Veterans Task Force and Health Care Task Force thank you for introducing S. 727, the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA) Children’s Care Protection Act. CCD is a coalition of more than 100 national disability rights, advocacy, consumer, provider and self-advocates organizations representing the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities.
(March 29,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Comments to CMS on Implementation of the American Rescue Plan's Home and Community-Based Services Provision
Dear Acting Administrator Richter, 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.
(March 29,  2021) - 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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