Click here to go to home page
 
About CCD
 
Board of Directors
 
  Task Forces
 
  Member Organizations
 
  Task Forces Co-Chairs
 
  Media Kit
 
  Legislatives Issues
 
  Annual Reports 2015
 
  Membership Application and Other Materials
 
  CCD Policies
 
  Resources
 
  Contact CCD
 
  Home
 
SEARCH
 

Please visit our web site often to stay informed on national issues and events affecting the disability community.

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 :
disabilityandsocialsecurity.org
 
 
Header
 
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
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and Coalition Partners’ Letter of Opposition to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Education and Reform Act of 2016 (S.3446)
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.
(November 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force Supports Full Funding for HVRP
As you work to complete the fiscal year (FY) 2017 appropriations process, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Veterans Task Force and supporting veterans service organizations (VSOs) urge you to support no less than $50 million for the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP).
(November 14,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Treating Physician Comments
The undersigned organizational members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are pleased to submit the following comments regarding Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Revisions to Rules Regarding the Evaluation of Medical Evidence, 81 Fed. Reg. 62559 published on September 9, 2016 (Docket No. SSA-2012-0035).
(November 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD health task force submitted comments on the redesign of the National Health Interview Survey urging them to maintain key disability related questions
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to continue to participate in the review of the proposed changes to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS). As we have previously stated, the current set of disability questions in the NHIS is critically important to the disability community.
(November 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans and Military Families Task Force
CCD Fact Sheet in support of the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
Congress created the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help address the employment and training needs of veterans who are homeless or atrisk of homelessness.
(November 3,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Education Task Force letter to Commissioner of Texas Department of Education
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is the nation’s 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.
(November 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
22 National Disability Organizations Call On Texas Education Agency to Respond in Good Faith to U.S. Department of Education in Response to Claims of Special Education Denials by Houston Chronicle Investigation
Today, twenty-two national organizations have called on the Texas Education Agency (TEA), to issue a full and complete response to the U.S. Department of Education regarding any violations of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the nation’s special education law.
(November 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Letter re FY17 Appropriations - Senate
As you work to finalize the FY 2017 appropriations bill for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force writes to urge you to support the highest possible spending levels for programs that support America’s 6 million children and youth with disabilities and the educators who work on their behalf.
(October 31,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD health task force has developed a brief flyer for member to use regarding the open enrollment period for the health plans authorized by the Affordable Care Act.
If you're uninsured or looking for more affordable health insurance, the “open enrollment” period is the time to visit healthcare.gov or your state’s exchange.
(October 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Representative Conduct NPRM Co-Chairs comments
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force are pleased to submit the following comments regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on August 16, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 54520, Docket No. SSA-2013-0044).
(October 19,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Senate letter to FDA supporting ban on use of electric shock device
We write today to express our strong support for the proposed rule to ban electri cal stimulation devices (ES Os) used to treat self-injurious or aggress ive behavior. The use of these electric shock devices as aversive therapy for individuals with developmental disabilities is inhumane, especially since many of these individuals have difficulty communicating and alternative effective treatment options arc available.
(October 18,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Task Force Comments on Application of HCBS Settings Regulation to PACE
CCD appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed PACE regulation. Our comments will be restricted to the application of the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings requirement. CCD strongly supports the application of the settings rule to PACE.
(October 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
Follow Us On Facebook Twitter
  EVENTS
There are currently no upcoming event!
View Full Calendar
  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
Education
Employment and Training
Financial Security
Fiscal Policy
Health
Housing
Long Term Services and Supports
Poverty Ad Hoc
Rights
Social Security
TANF AD Hoc
Technology and Telecommunication
Transportation
Veterans and Military Families
     
 
Commemorating 40 Years of Disability Advocacy 1973-2013