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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 :
disabilityandsocialsecurity.org
 
 
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TASK FORCES
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AUTISM AND FAMILY SUPPORT
 

Mission

The mission of the task force is to advocate for federal public policies that directly relate to individuals with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, family supports and the prevention of child abuse and neglect. These include, but are not limited to, the Developmental Disabilities Act, Autism CARES Act, Lifespan Respite Care Act, National Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.

Co-chairs

  • Annie Acosta 
    The Arc
    202-783-2229 phone 
    acosta@thearc.org

  • Samantha Crane
    Autistic Self Advocacy Network
    202-596-1055 phone 
    scrane@autisticadvocacy.org

  • Esmé Grant
    National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities 
    1825 K Street, NW  Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 202-506-5813
    egrant@nacdd.org

  • Jill Kagan
    National Respite Coalition (NRC)
    703-256-9578 phone 
    jbkagan@verizon.net

  • Cindy Smith
    National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD)
    1825 K Street, NW Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 202-506-5813 ext. 104
    Fax: 
    csmith@nacdd.org

  • Stuart Spielman
    Autism Speaks
    202-955-3312 phone 
    sspielman@autismspeaks.org


Updates on Priority Legislation  

  ACTIVITIES
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Letter of Support for Kevin and Avonte’s Law
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support would like to express our support for Kevin and Avonte’s Law. We strongly support this bipartisan legislation that will help reduce the risk of injury and death to children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(April 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD TF letter to OPM re ABA ASD coverage
On behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Health and Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support, we write to thank the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for directing Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program carriers not to exclude coverage of applied behavior analysis (ABA) for the treatment of autism spectrum disorders in the 2017 plan year.
(March 29,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Senate OAA reauthorization letter from CCD TF members
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support, are writing to express our support of the House Amendment to Senate Bill 192, a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA).
(March 21,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD DD Autism Family Support Task Force Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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