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  • Kim Musheno, CCD Chair (Association of University Centers on Disability)
  • Lisa Ekman, CCD Vice-Chair (National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives)
  • Heather Ansley, Treasurer (Paralyzed Veterans of America)
  • Andrew Sperling, Secretary (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • Katy Beh Neas, Immediate Past CCD Chair (Easter Seals)
  Press Releases
CCD Fact Sheet: People with Disabilities Benefit from the Affordable Care Act
Determining whether health reform proposals can meet the needs of people with disabilities requires analyzing the proposals from a disability perspective.
(December 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
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 Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities FY 2017 Appropriation
HUD’s Section 811 program is an essential source of funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) for nonelderly adults with significant disabilities. The President’s budget proposes a total of $154 million for Section 811 in FY 2017 to renew existing Project-Based Rental Assistance Contracts.
(March 24,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Response to the President’s FY 2017 Budget Request
(Washington, DC.) February 9, 2016 -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is encouraged that the Administration's Budget for FY 2017 maintains investments in many important programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, preserves the structure of Medicaid, and recognizes the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction while calling for important investments in early childhood, employment for people with disabilities, caregiver supports, veterans services and health care.
(February 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Response to the President’s FY 2016 Budget Request
(Washington, DC.) February 2, 2015 -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is encouraged that the Administration's Budget for FY 2016 maintains investments in many important programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, repeals the devastating sequestration cuts scheduled for this year, preserves the structure of Medicaid, and recognizes the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction while calling for important investments in early childhood, employment for people with disabilities, caregiver supports, veterans services and health care.
(February 3,  2015)
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)
CCD 811 FY15 Appropriations Fact Sheet
HUD’s Section 811 program is an essential source of funding for permanent supportive housing (PSH) for non-elderly adults with significant disabilities. The President’s budget proposes a total of $160 million for Section 811 in FY 2015, including $135 million needed to renew existing Project-Based Rental Assistance Contracts.
(March 25,  2014)
CCD S. 2097 Fact Sheet
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Extension: S. 2097 Permanently Raids Social Security to Pay For a 6-Month EUC Extension, Hurting Workers with Disabilities and Their Families
(March 13,  2014)
CCD Response to the President’s FY 2015 Budget Request
(Washington, DC.) March 4, 2014 -- The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) is encouraged that the Administration's Budget for FY 2015 maintains investments in many important programs that support the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities, restores some of the devastating sequestration cuts, preserves the structure of Medicaid, and recognizes the need for a balanced approach to deficit reduction while calling for important investments in early childhood, employment for people with disabilities, veterans services and health care.
(March 5,  2014)
CCD Social Security Task Force FY15 Budget Statement
The Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force today issued the following statement in response to the release of the Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal
(March 4,  2014)
Fact Sheet on DI/UI Offset
Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) Extension: Don’t Cut Social Security to Pay For an EUC Extension
(January 13,  2014)
CCD Disappointed by Senator Corker’s Refusal to Support Disability Rights Treaty
Washington, D.C. - The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a coalition of nearly 120 national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional disability organizations, was shocked and disappointed with Senator Bob Corker’s announcement that he cannot support the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities now pending in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
(January 8,  2014)
CCD Fiscal Policy Task Force press release regarding the federal government shutdown
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), a national coalition of 117 organizations that advocate for and with people with disabilities, calls on Congress to stop the damaging shutdown of the Federal Government immediately.
(October 1,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Neglected and Abused Abroad: A Look at the Severe Mistreatment of Individuals with Disabilities Around the World and How the U.S. Can Help
This report highlights just a few examples of the severe treatment, abuse, and discrimination faced by individuals with a variety of disabilities in other countries, and how U.S. involvement with the disability rights treaty will provide the U.S. with a greater ability to work to improve the lives of people with disabilities across the world.
(September 5,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Statement Opposing Ryan Budget
(March 14,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Reacts to Fiscal Cliff Deal While Pleased with Step Forward, Serious Concerns Remain for Near Future
(January 3,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Press Statement on the National Disability Forum
CCD Promotes Presidential Forum on Disability: President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney Sending Representatives to Speak to Americans with Disabilities
(September 25,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Calls on U.S. Senate to Quickly Ratify Disability Rights Treaty
(May 31,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Applauds Introduction of Equal Access to Medicare Options Act of 2009
(September 15,  2009) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Statement on the Loss of Senator Ted Kennedy
(August 28,  2009) - Download [ PDF ]
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights
(July 23,  2009) - Download [ PDF ]
Letter of support from the co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces for four specific disability-related provisions in the House version of the SCHIP reauthorization bill
(September 7,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
Key Disability Improvements in the CHAMP Act
(September 4,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
Press Release: Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities Urges Congress to Pass ADA Restoration Act
(July 26,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
Press Release -No Child Left Behind Must Continue to Focus on High Student Achievement
CCD principles reinforce that states need to set high expectations and be accountable for all students
(February 13,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
Press Release - Statement of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities on the President's FY08 Budget Proposal
(February 13,  2007) - Download [ PDF ]
Press Release - Correct Problem Plagued Medicare Prescription Drug Program Now, Says Nation’s Largest Disability Coalition
(February 14,  2006) - Download [ PDF ]
Short-Term CCD Recommendations For New Medicare Prescription Drug Program
(February 14,  2006) - Download [ PDF ]
MEDIA ADVISORY: CCD to Hold Press Conference on Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Feb. 15
(February 14,  2006) - Download [ PDF ]
Priced Out in 2004 Report Press Release
(September 25,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities and Members of Congress Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
(July 25,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force letter to Secretary Spellings regarding concerns about the Growth Model Task Force that Sec. Spellings has assembeled
(June 6,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force letter to Secretary Spellings regarding assessment of special education students under No Child Left Behind (NCLB)
(May 11,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing for People with Disabilities and the President's FY 2006 Budget Proposal
(February 9,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]
President's Budget Reveals Broken Promises and Wrong Priorities
(February 5,  2005) - Download [ PDF ]