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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a Coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.

CCD does this by:

  • Identifying and researching public policy issues, developing testimony and policy recommendations and encouraging innovative solutions to public policy concerns.
  • Educating members of Congress in an effort to improve public policies and programs that foster independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with disabilities.
  • Encouraging people with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves and coordinating grass roots efforts to support these advocacy efforts.

Vision

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) envisions an American society in which all individuals, aided by an enabling government, have the freedom and opportunity to exercise individual decisions concerning their own lives, welfare and personal dignity.

CCD envisions a society in which communities are fully accessible to all individuals with disabilities and their families, where they are included and fully participate in all aspects of community life.

In CCD's vision of society, individuals with disabilities exercise their full rights and responsibilities.


Mission

To achieve this vision the CCD engages in advocacy efforts for national public policy that:

  • Ensure the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society
  • Enhance the civil rights and quality of life of all people with disabilities and their families
  • Reflect the values of the Americans with Disabilities Act

CCD Board of Directors 2013

Position:

Name (Organization)

Chairperson

Katy Neas (Easter Seals )

Vice Chairman

Kim Musheno (Association of University Centers on Disabilities)

Secretary

Andrew Sperling (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Treasurer

Eric Buelhmann (National Disability Rights Network)

Directors-At-Large

Kelly Buckland, National Council on Independent Living Term ending December 2013/January 2014  
Lisa Ekman, Health & Disability Advocates Term ending December 2013/January 2014 (In September 2012, Lisa Ekman, Health & Disability Advocates, replaced Meg Cooch, Lutheran Services in America)  
Heather Ansley, Vets First, a program of United Spinal Association Term ending December 2014/January 2015 (filled Ericís unexpired term)  
Theresa Morgan, ACCSES Term ending December 2014/January 2015  
Catherine Clarke, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Term ending December 2015/January 2016  

TJ Sutcliffe, The Arc of the United States Term ending December 2015/January 2016  

Immediate Past Chairperson

Donna Meltzer (National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities)

CCD BOARD OF DIRECTORS - Terms through 2013†

 


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