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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,
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TASK FORCES
RIGHTS
 

Mission

The Rights Task Force focuses on civil rights and protections for people with disabilities, and for enforcement of rights provisions by federal agencies. Issues covered include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504, and protections secured through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Co-chairs

  • Dara Baldwin
    National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)
    202-408-9514 phone 
    202-408-9520 fax 
    dara.baldwin@ndrn.org

  • Mark Richert
    American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
    202-822-0833 phone 
    202-822-0838 fax 
    mrichert@afb.net

  • Sandy Finucane
    Epilepsy Foundation
    301-459-3700 phone 
    301-731-3842 fax 
    afinucane@efa.org

  • Jennifer Mathis
    Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    202-467-5730 phone 
    202-223-0409 fax 
    jenniferm@bazelon.org

  ACTIVITIES
Rights Task Force
Comments on the Administration on Aging – Draft Voluntary Consensus Guidelines for State Adult Protective Services Systems
The organizations signed below, are members the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Rights Task Force. We thank the Administration on Aging for issuing draft voluntary consensus guidelines for state Adult Protective Services (APS) programs, and to suggest additions to those guidelines.
(February 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
CCD Task Force Comments on ACAA Proposed Reg Neg
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on December
(February 1,  2016)
Rights Task Force
Comments on wellness plans & GINA
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments in response to the EEOC’s proposed rule to modify its current rules implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and authorize workplace wellness programs to impose large penalties on employees’ covered spouses who decline to disclose disabilityrelated information.
(January 28,  2016)
Rights Task Force
CCD Smoking Ban Comments
The following comments are submitted on behalf of the Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force and Rights Task Force regarding the proposed rule published on November 17, 2015, “Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing.”
(January 19,  2016)
Rights Task Force
CCD Rights Task Force Report 2015
(January 12,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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