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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
1825 K Street, NW, Ste. 1200
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-2229 phone
(202) 534-3731 fax
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability 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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force Statement on the FY 2015 Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill
Thank you for the opportunity to submit the following statement for the record by the co-chairs of the CCD Housing Task Force on FY 2-15 funding for the following HUD programs:
(April 17,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Fact Sheet Housing Choice Voucher Program: A Critically Important Resource Ensuring Community Integration for People with Disabilities
Millions of People with Disabilities Have Extremely Low Incomes and Need Housing Assistance to Live in the Community: Approximately 4.6 million non-elderly adults with significant disabilities are extremely poor because they rely on government Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments to meet all their basic needs, including housing.
(April 17,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Letter for HR 3717 (Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act)
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force would like to submit for the record of the April 3, 2014 hearing on H.R. 3717 the attached letter sent earlier by the Task Force.
(April 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD letter in support of the reauthorization of the Combating Autism Act
Since the enactment of the Combating Autism Act in 2006 and its reauthorization by the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011, federal agencies, in partnership with the private sector, have made significant strides in addressing one of our nation’s top health priorities.
(April 3,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Fiscal Policy Task Force
CCD Statement Opposing Ryan Budget
Washington, DC April 1, 2014 – The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of more than 100 organizations representing the needs of people with disabilities, believes that the budget resolution proposed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) is dangerous for people with disabilities as it calls for deep cuts to Medicaid,
(April 3,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Letter of Support from CCD on Keeping All Students Safe Act
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, we write to ask for your leadership to protect the safety of children in our schools today.
(April 2,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on HIPAA NICS NPRM
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits these comments in response to the Office of Civil Rights’ Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning the HIPAA Privacy Rule and the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).
(April 1,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD ADAAA comments on DOJ NPRM
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force, we submit these comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Amendment of Americans with Disabilities Act Title II and Title III Regulations to Implement ADA Amendments Act of 2008, RIN 1190-AA59.
(April 1,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
International Task Force
Senator Harkin Needs Help to Move the Disability Rights Treaty through the Senate:
Senator Harkin, the longtime leader on disability issues in the Senate, is calling on the disability community to help his effort to pass the disability rights treaty in the Senate this year. Please watch the following video, provide stories to help Senator Harkin, and repost the link to this video:
(April 1,  2014)
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
CCD Letter TRICARE Laboratory Tests
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our concern over TRICARE’s non-coverage of over 100 laboratory developed tests, such as tests for Fragile X syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, and numerous common cancers.
(March 27,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing TF Comments IRS Draft Audit Technique Guide
Please accept these comments submitted by the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force regarding the above referenced Draft Audit Guide for the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.
(March 26,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD 811 FY15 Appropriations Fact Sheet
HUD’s Section 811 program is an essential source of funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) for non-elderly adults with significant disabilities. The President’s budget proposes a total of $160 million for Section 811 in FY 2015, including $135 million needed to renew existing Project-Based Rental Assistance Contracts.
(March 25,  2014) - 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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