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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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Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD MFP House Letter of support
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Task Force write to express our strong support for the EMPOWER Care Act (H.R. 1342) to reauthorize the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Medicaid demonstration program for five more years. Reauthorizing MFP for a significant period of time is the top priority of the disability and aging communities.
(March 18,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD MFP Senate Letter of support
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services & Supports (LTSS) Task Force write to express our strong support for S. 548 to reauthorize the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Medicaid demonstration program for five more years. Reauthorizing MFP for a significant period of time is the top priority of the disability and aging communities.
(March 18,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
ABLE Age support letter Senate
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our strong support for the ABLE Age Adjustment Act. We sincerely thank you for your continued commitment to the financial security of all Americans with disabilities, no matter the age of onset. We look forward to working with you to pass this lifechanging legislation in the 116th Congress.
(March 11,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Statement on the Court's Decision to Uphold the Equity in IDEA Regulation
The CCD Education Task Force celebrates this week’s U.S. District Court ruling against the U.S. Department of Education’s delay of regulations to reduce disproportionate special education identification, placement, and discipline for students of color. The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) had joined the majority of commenters in opposition to this unnecessary delay.
(March 7,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Improving Decision Making at the DDS
It is in the interest of all parties involved for the Social Security Administration to make the right decision as early as possible during the adjudicative process in a disability claim that will eventually be awarded. The failure to approve a claim for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits during the initial review of a claim when the individual meets the statutory eligibility requirements harms claimants by delaying access to vital income support and potentially leading to unnecessary preventable harm to the claimant (e.g. homelessness, bankruptcy, deteriorating health due to lack of access to medical care) and is administratively inefficient for the agency to be required to dedicate resources to an additional level (or additional levels) of review if the claim could have been approved earlier.
(March 6,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
Statement in Support of Creating a Disabled Veteran Program at DOL VETS
The undersigned organizations that serve and advocate for veterans join in support of the proposal to establish a Disabled Veteran Program within the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS). The purpose of the Disabled Veteran Program is to help address the ongoing employment struggles of veterans with disabilities, many of whom are Gulf War-era II veterans who recently served our nation on active duty.
(March 5,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force Seeks Funding Support to Establish Disabled Veteran Program at Department of Labor
We are writing on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans Task Force to request support in your fiscal year 2020 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies appropriations request letter for funding to establish a Disabled Veteran Program at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).
(March 1,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter to House Judiciary Committee leadership and House leadership concerning provisions in gun control bill that would authorize reporting of broad group of people with mental disabilities to the FBI gun database.
The undersigned members and allies of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write in opposition to Section 3 of H.R. 1112, “Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019.” 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.
(February 27,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD to Chairman Sablan and Ranking Member Allen on Seclusion and Restraint 2019
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to ask for your leadership to protect the safety of children in our schools today. The CCD has advocated for many years that federal legislation is needed to establish national minimum standards to prohibit the use of seclusion and prevent the use of restraint in schools. Restraint and seclusion are dangerous practices that continue to cause children trauma, injury and death. We need more than the current patchwork of state laws to ensure that every child is afforded protection. Such legislation will strengthen protections in every state and ensure the safety of all students and school personnel.
(February 25,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
NBPP Comments
The co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force write in response to the proposed rule, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act; HHS Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2020. 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.
(February 19,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Sign On Comments Pain NPRM
These comments are submitted on behalf of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD). CCD is a working coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider, and professional organizations working together with and on behalf of the 57 million children and adults with disabilities and their families living in the United States. CCD’s Social Security Task Force (“CCD Task Force”) focuses on disability policy issues in the Title II disability programs and the Title XVI Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.
(February 15,  2019) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Title IX comments
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Taskforce submitted a comment opposing proposed changes to Title IX regulations that would make schools less safe for students with disabilities.
(January 30,  2019) - 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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