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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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Transportation Task Force
Co-Chairs Letter - Sound Requirements for Hybrid/Electric Vehicles
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. The cochairs of the CCD Transportation Task Force are disappointed that manufacturers have been unable to implement FMVSS 141 in the four years allotted, which already included a delay of one full year.
(September 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comments from LTSS and CCD co-chairs on HHS Good guidance proposed reg.
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations advocating together 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. We, the co-chairs of the CCD Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces, thank you for the opportunity to comment on the proposed rule.
(September 16,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD OCR Vaccine Allocation Letter
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. We, the co-chairs of the CCD Health, Long Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces, write to provide input regarding allocation of a potential coronavirus vaccine.
(September 9,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Vaccine Allocation Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the Discussion Draft of the Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. 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. We, the co-chairs of the CCD Health, Long Term Services and Supports, and Rights Task Forces, appreciate the opportunity to comment on this important framework.
(September 4,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
Thank you H.R. 7794 and 788
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Taskforce and Education Taskforce write to thank you and express our support for the Pandemic Child Hunger Prevention Act (H.R.7887) and the Emergency SNAP Flexibilities Extension Act (H.R. 7794) introduced by each of you respectively. 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.
(September 2,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Principles for School Reopening
Students with Disabilities Maintain Their IDEA and Other Civil Rights Protections. All students with disabilities have the right to attend a high-quality public school that meets their needs while maintaining all of their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as recently affirmed by the U.S. Department of Education.
(August 31,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF Comments NHTSA-2020-0070
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force Co- Chairs thank you for the opportunity to submit comments in response to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) information collection activities for the Automated Vehicle Transparency and Engagement for Safe Testing (AV TEST) Initiative.
(August 31,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD IDEA Paperwork Reduction Waivers Proposed Requirements
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Proposed Requirements—The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Paperwork Reduction Waivers, as published in the June 5, 2020, Federal Register. As stated in the Federal Register announcement, the Department may use these proposed requirements and definition in fiscal year 2020 and later years. The Department intends to accept waiver proposals from States for 12 months following publication of an appropriate notice.
(August 19,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Social Security Task Force Cochairs’ Statement Regarding Payroll Tax Deferral
The cochairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force continue to strenuously oppose proposals in Congress to reduce or suspend FICA taxes. Our opposition is even greater to President Trump’s decision to defer payroll taxes via an executive memorandum.
(August 11,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Cochairs on SPP-APR 8-2020
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force is providing comments on the proposed changes to the Department of Education’s (ED) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) information collection on Proposed Revisions to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B and Part C State Performance Plans (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR).
(August 10,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security Task Force
Thank You Letter to Chairman Chuck Grassley
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities’ (CCD) Developmental Disabilities Autism and Family Support Task Force, Financial Security and Poverty Task Force, and allied organization write to thank you and the Senate Finance Committee for your work to include a provision in the “American Workers, Families, and Employers Assistance Act”1 that would ensure parents and caretakers of adult dependents receive $500 dependent rebates. People with disabilities and older adults have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
(August 7,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force CRDC
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the proposed changes to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Mandatory Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) for FY 2020-2021. 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.
(August 6,  2020) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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