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TASK FORCES
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES, AUTISM AND FAMILY SUPPORT
 
  2016
 
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 ]
 
 
  2015
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Thank you letter to Dept of Labor re Siblings FMLA
The undersigned members of the Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to extend our sincere appreciation for the Department of Labor’s recent clarification of Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) eligibility for siblings.
(September 25,  2015) - 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 for S. 192, a bill to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA).
(January 27,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
DD Autism and Family Support Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2014
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Letter to Senate re OAA reauthorization
We, the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Developmental Disabilities, Autism, and Family Support, urge you to reauthorize the Older Americans Act (OAA), which expired in 2011, and ensure that two critical improvements make it into the final legislation.
(October 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
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 for Support for Caring for Military Children with DD Act - House
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing in support of the Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act of 2014 (H.R. 4630), legislation you recently introduced to improve access to behavioral health services, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for TRICARE beneficiaries with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(May 27,  2014)
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Letter for Support for Caring for Military Children with DD Act - Senate
We the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing in support of the Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act of 2014 (S. 2333), legislation you recently introduced to improve access to behavioral health services, including applied behavior analysis (ABA), for TRICARE beneficiaries with autism and other developmental disabilities.
(May 27,  2014)
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 ]
 
 
  2013
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
ABLE letter to Senate Finance Leadership
RE: Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013 (H.R. 647/S. 313)
(July 26,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Support letter to Sen. Sanders regarding the National Family Caregivers Support Act within the OAA
(May 23,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Support letter to Sen. Sanders regarding the National Family Caregivers Support Act within the OAA
(May 23,  2013) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
2012 Ad Hoc Autism Task Force Annual Report
(January 8,  2013) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2012
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
2012 Ad Hoc Autism Task Force Annual Report
(December 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Ad Hoc Developmental Disabilities Task Force 2011 Annual Report
(January 18,  2012) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
 
  2011
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Press Release
Menendez announces Passage of Autism Bill Three Year Extension Heads Immediately to President’s Desk for Signature
(September 27,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Autism Task Force letter to Congress (April 2, 2011) urging quick action on the Combating Autism Act before it expires
(April 5,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Combating Autism Act of 2006 (text of the law)
(March 23,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Report to Congress on Activities Related to Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities Under the Combating Autism Act of 2006 (FY 2006-FY 2009),
Prepared by the Office of Autism Research Coordination, NIH, HHS
(March 23,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Training and Research for Autism Improvements Nationwide Act of 2010
(March 13,  2011) - Download [ PDF ]
 
 
  2010
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
CCD Letter in Opposition to H.R. 1255
(May 12,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Talking Points Against H.R. 1255
(May 12,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support Task Force
Class Action Opt Out Discussion
(May 12,  2010) - Download [ PDF ]