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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

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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, Combating Autism Act, Lifespan Respite Care Act, National Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act.


  • Kim Musheno 
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
    301-588-8252 phone 
    301-588-2842 fax
  • Esmé Grant
    National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities 
    1825 K Street, NW  Suite 600
    Washington, DC 20006
    Phone: 202-506-5813

Updates on Priority Legislation  

Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Autism CARES statement
Legislation to reauthorize the Combating Autism Act is now advancing through both houses of Congress with bipartisan support and bicameral agreement on a new five-year federal funding response to coordinate research and training.
(June 11,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD letter in support of the reauthorization of the Combating Autism Act
Since the enactment of the Combating Autism Act in 2006 and its reauthorization by the Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011, federal agencies, in partnership with the private sector, have made significant strides in addressing one of our nation’s top health priorities.
(April 3,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Developmental Disabilities, Autism, & Family Support Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 15,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
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