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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
EDUCATION
 

Mission

The Education Task Force monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs. The Education Task Force advocates for enhance opportunities for children under these laws.

Co-chairs

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

  • Eileen Dombrowski 
    Easter Seals (ES)
    202-347-3066 phone 
    202-737-7914 fax 
    edombrowski@easterseals.com

  • Kim Musheno 
    Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)
    301-588-8252 phone 
    301-588-2842 fax 
    kmusheno@aucd.org

  • Lindsay E. Jones, Esq.
    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
    202-628-2662 phone 
    ljones@ncld.org
     
  • Laura Kaloi  
    Council of Parent Attorney and Advocates
    202-349-2310 phone 
    410-372-0209fax 
    lkaloi@wpllc.net
  ACTIVITIES
Education Task Force
CCD ECAA Floor amendment
We write on behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which advocates on behalf of the nearly six million students with disabilities. As you begin the important work to discuss and debate the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) this week, CCD offers the following recommendations regarding several amendments that may come forward.
(July 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter on ECAA to Alexander-Murray
On behalf of the undersigned organizations that are part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we thank you for your leadership and dedication to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(July 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter on Scott Substitute to Student Success Act
On behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we write to thank you for your unequivocal support for the potential of every student with a disability.
(July 8,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter to House of Representatives on Student Success Act
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to voice our significant concerns regarding The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and to urge you not to support the bill as currently written.
(July 8,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD thank you letter to Senator Bob Casey
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the nearly six million students with disabilities who receive special education services across the country, we write to extend our most sincere appreciation for your work during the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee mark-up of the of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).
(May 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD thank you letter to Senator Chris Murphy
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the nearly six million students with disabilities who receive special education services across the country, we write to extend our most sincere appreciation for your work during the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee mark-up of the of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).
(May 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD thank you letter to Senator Johnny Isakson
On behalf of the Education Taskforce of the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) which represents the nearly six million students with disabilities who receive special education services across the country, we write to extend our sincere appreciation for your work during the Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee mark-up of the of the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA).
(May 28,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD response to HHS ED Policy on Inclusion
The undersigned members of the CCD Education Task force thank you for this opportunity to provide comments on the draft Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood programs.
(May 22,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter ECAA
On behalf of the undersigned organizations that are part of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), we thank you for your leadership and dedication to reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(April 14,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Letter to House of Representatives urging Members to not support the HR 5 as currently written
The undersigned organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to voice our significant concerns regarding The Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and to urge you not to support the bill as currently written.
(February 25,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education letter to House Education Committee in opposition to HR 5, a bill to reauthorize the ESEA
We write on behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) to oppose the Student Success Act of 2015 amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 10,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Ed TF proposed teacher prep regulations letter
The Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) writes to respond to the Department of Education’s proposed regulations regarding teacher preparation issues that were published in the Federal Register on December 3, 2014.
(February 2,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Ed TF letter on Alexander bill
We write on behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) and thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on the Every Child Ready for College or Career Act of 2015 (ECRCCA), amending the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).
(February 2,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Education Task Force Annual Report for 2014
(January 12,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
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) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Policy Positions on Alternate Assessment on Alternate Academic Achievement Standards (AA-AAS)
In 2011, the U.S. Congress began discussions on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), federal law that was last reauthorized in 2001 as the No Child Left Behind Act.
(January 9,  2015) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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