Click here to go to home page
 
About CCD
 
Board of Directors & Committees
 
Anti-Racism Resources
 
  CCD Task Forces
 
  Member Organizations
 
  Task Force Co-Chairs
 
  Membership Application and Other Materials 
 
  CCD Policies
 
2021 Annual Reports
 
CCD Log-ins
 
Jobs/Internships and Fellowships
 
Contact
 
 
SEARCH
 

Please visit our web site often to stay informed on national issues and events affecting the disability community.

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

For information about CCD Membsership E-mail: membership@c-c-d.org
 
 
Header
 
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?
Housing Task Force
HUD Strategic Plan Focus Areas Public Comment Due
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on HUD’s Draft FY22-26 Strategic Plan Focus Areas. The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force submits these comments on behalf of the task force . CCD is the largest coalition of national 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, free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance;
(January 28,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Health Task Force Letter on Covid Test Accessibility
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force co-chairs write to you regarding President Biden’s rollout of the free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests for all people in the United States. CCD is deeply concerned for the people with disabilities in the United States who, because the tests are physically inaccessible to them, will not be able to take advantage of the rollout. We ask that the administration implement alternatives for these individuals.
(January 27,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
NBPP 2023 Health Task Force Comments Submitted
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ (CCD) Health Task force, we submit comments on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2023 proposed rule (hereinafter NBPP 2023 Rule)
(January 27,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD SBA Provisions Letter Build Back Better
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force writes to urge Congress to maintain the small business provisions in Build Back Better, which will benefit individuals with disabilities. CCD’s mission is to engage in concerted advocacy 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 free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance; that
(January 26,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Emergency Management Task Force
CCD EM Rapid Test WH Letter
The Emergency Management Task Force (EMTF) of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities writes to express our concern for the Americans who will lack full access to President Biden’s roll-out of free at-home rapid COVID-19 tests. The EMTF calls on the president to provide alternative options for persons who cannot use the traditional at-home rapid COVID-19 tests.
(January 21,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF BBB Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co-Chairs write to thank you for your efforts to pass the Build Back Better (BBB) Act and to encourage retention of important elements to improve transportation access for people with disabilities. Nearly one in four people in the United States has a disability, and according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, approximately 25.5 million Americans experience barriers to transportation related to their disability.
(January 3,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Comments on Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely, Proposal to Withdraw or Repeal
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports and Health Task Forces, we write in support of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposal (hereinafter “Repeal Rule”) to withdraw or repeal the Securing Updated and Necessary Statutory Evaluations Timely (SUNSET) final rule.
(December 28,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Student Loan Pause Letter
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force write to urge you to extend the federal student loan payment pause and not require borrowers to resume payments on February 1, 2022. CCD’s mission is to engage in concerted advocacy 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 free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance
(December 21,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Letter on 504 Recs
The undersigned organizations write to request that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) undertake actions to address district and school compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).
(December 18,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETF RIN 3037-AA16 Letter
In this letter, we submit the following comments in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) promulgated on October 12, 2021 in the Federal Register. The proposed rule (RIN 3037–AA16) would require that each nonprofit agency (“NPA”) that seeks to qualify or maintain its qualifications under the AbilityOne Program would have to certify that it will not pay subminimum wages using special wage certificates authorized under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to employees on all contracts or subcontracts awarded, extended or renewed under the program.
(December 10,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to Senators re judges with disabilities
The undersigned members and allies of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force write to highlight a glaring gap in the judicial nominations that have been made for the federal bench: the absence of any individuals 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.
(December 3,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Comments to IACC strategic plan
Research shows that early diagnosis of and interventions for autism are more likely to have major long-term positive effects on symptoms and later skills. We also have some data (but not enough) to show that children of color, girls, and non-English speakers are frequently not identified, under-identified or mis-identified. Given what we know about the importance of early identification, this inequity leads to poorer outcomes for these children.
(November 30,  2021) - Download [ PDF ]
 
Follow Us On Facebook Twitter
  EVENTS
There are currently no upcoming event!
 
CCD AND COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)
 
  TASK FORCES
Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities advocate for a broad range of federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. CCD’s 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
Employment and Training
Financial Security and Poverty
Health
Housing
Long Term Services and Supports
Rights
Social Security
Technology and Telecommunication
Transportation
Veterans
     
 
Commemorating 40 Years of Disability Advocacy 1973-2013