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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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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
Rights Task Force
CCD testimony at Jan. 29 Senate hearing on Wellness programs within the Affordable Care Act.
Thank you for inviting me to testify concerning this important issue. My name is Jennifer Mathis. I serve as Director of Programs at the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, a national non-profit organization that works to promote equal opportunities for individuals with mental disabilities in all aspects of life through litigation, policy advocacy and training.
(January 29,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
Comment Letter on VA Service Animal Access Regulation
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans and Military Families Task Force submits the following comments on the proposed rule announced by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) concerning the presence of animals on VA property.
(January 22,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Letter on House Rules 114th
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to express our dismay at the inclusion of a provision in the House rules for the 114th Congress (H. Res. 5) that creates obstacles to a common-sense, fiscally responsible action needed to prevent across-the-board benefit cuts of 20 percent to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in 2016.
(January 15,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Principles for the reauthorization of Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Students with disabilities have benefitted greatly from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) because the law requires their academic achievement to be measured and reported.
(January 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Policy Positions on Alternate Assessment on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards (AA-AAS)
In 2011, the U.S. Congress began discussions on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), federal law that was last reauthorized in 2001 as the No Child Left Behind Act.
(January 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Re: Comments on PPACA: Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016. File code: HHS-9944-P
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters for 2016. The continued implementation and operation of Affordable Care Act (ACA) programs, including the Health Insurance Marketplaces, is crucially important to the millions of Americans with disabilities and chronic conditions.
(January 5,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Co-chairs letter on NQF nominations
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is a coalition of more than 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.
(December 23,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Re: Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons With Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed amendments to the Supportive Housing and Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities: Implementing Statutory Reforms. See, 79 Fed. Reg. 194 (October 7, 2014). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(December 16,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter of CCD groups supporting EEOC nominees David Lopez and Charlotte Burrows
We write as members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to express our strong support for the President’s nomination of David Lopez for a second term as General Counsel of the EEOC and his nomination of Charlotte Burrows for a seat on the Commission.
(December 11,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Letter supporting joint comments of deaf and hard of hearing groups and theater owners in response to proposed rules concerning captioning in movie theaters
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force submits this comment in response to the above-referenced proposed rulemaking.
(December 11,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
Comments on CMS Coverage Reminder for Speech Generating Devices
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of more than 100 national disability organizations, we would like to thank CMS for the opportunity to submit comments regarding the National Coverage Determination (NCD) 50.1: Speech Generating Devices (SGD).
(December 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD AFFH Assessment Tool Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool. See, 79 Fed. Reg. 187 (September 26, 2014). Please accept this letter as the comments of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and the CCD Rights Task Force.
(November 26,  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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