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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,
please go to :
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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
Health Task Force
Time for a Health Insurance Check Up
The CCD Health Task Force has created this fact sheet to help spread the word about open enrollment for people who need health insurance and re-enrollment for people who already have health insurance through the marketplace. CCD encourages individuals and organizations to help spread the word to people who need health insurance and help us reach our goals of affordable quality health care for all.
(October 22,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force is supporting the nomination of Henry Claypool to serve as a Commissioner on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC)
We are writing this letter on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force to nominate Henry Claypool to serve as a Commissioner on the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) in response to the July 22, 2014 Federal Register Notice, 79FR42515, calling for MACPAC nominations.
(September 17,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Proposal for a Benefit Offset in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program
The CCD Social Security Task Force has long been on record supporting the creation of a benefit offset in the SSDI program to eliminate the work disincentive created by the cash cliff and create a ramp off of benefits to better support return to work for SSDI beneficiaries.
(September 16,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Complex Rehab Technology Act Support Letter
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities write in strong support of the Ensuring Access to Quality Complex Rehabilitation Technology Act (S. 948/H.R. 942).
(September 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Letter to CMS on HCBS Regulation
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Long-Term Services and Supports Task Force, write regarding the implementation of the new home and community-based settings rule.
(September 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force and Financial Security Task Force to express the opposition of their Task Forces to three proposals for financing the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act; H.R. 647)
(September 3,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Reference Pricing Letter
We, the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health Task Force, appreciate the opportunity to comment on out-of-pocket protections and reference pricing, as requested in the FAQs About Affordable Care Act Implementation (Part XIX) issued on May 2 by the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury.
(August 8,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Statement for Record Senate Finance
The Co-Chairs of the CCD Social Security Task Force submit this Statement for the Record of the July 24, 2014, Senate Finance Committee hearing on “A Fresh Look at Workers’ Disability Insurance.”
(August 7,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Social Security Task Force Statement on the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report
Washington, DC – Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Social Security trust funds. The 2014 Trustees Report highlights that our Social Security system continues to operate well for the American people.
(July 28,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Key Points about the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report
The most important take-away from the 2014 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work, and work well, for the American people.
(July 28,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
RE: Comment on the American Community Survey - Six Disability Status Questions
CCD and other endorsing organizations urged the Census Bureau to retain the six disability questions in the American Community Survey. The letter highlight the ways that the data drawn from the survey further the civil rights, community inclusion and economic independence of people with disabilities.
(July 23,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments on EEOC's Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the Commission’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act.
(July 21,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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The CCD Technology and Telecommunications Task Force Meeting
Fri Oct 24 @ 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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  TASK FORCES
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.
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support
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Technology and Telecommunication
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Veterans and Military Families
Ad Hoc Asset development, Tax Policy and Financial Literacy
Ad Hoc Transition
Financial Security
     
 
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