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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

  • Lindsay E. Jones, Esq.
    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
    202-628-2662 phone 
    ljones@ncld.org

  • Cindy Smith
    National Disability Rights Network 
    900 Second Street NE, Suite 211
    Washington, DC 20002
    Phone: 202-408-9514 ext. 101
    Fax: 202-408-9520
    Cindy.smith@ndrn.org

  • Katy Neas, Easter Seals (ES) 
    Easter Seals (ES)
    202-347-3066 phone 
    202-737-7914 fax 
    kneas@easterseals.com

  ACTIVITIES
Education Task Force
CCD letter HEA Recommendations
On behalf of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), the undersigned organizations submit the following recommendations regarding the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.
(May 30,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Letter from Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities re CHOICE Act
On behalf of Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force, we write today regarding the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act (The CHOICE Act).
(May 29,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD 2015 House Appropriations
The undersigned members of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to respectfully request that you provide additional resources above the President’s request for all parts of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in the Fiscal 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Services bill.
(May 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD 2015 Senate Appropriations
The undersigned members of the Education Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) write to respectfully request that you provide additional resources above the President’s request for all parts of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in the Fiscal 2015 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Services bill.
(May 20,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Scott Voucher bill response
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force write today regarding S. 1909, the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Individuals and Communities through Education Act (The CHOICE Act). Title II of the bill would allow states to distribute funding received by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) directly to parents of students with disabilities to pay for educational services provided at private schools. We believe this policy is not needed for several reasons.
(May 9,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Comments on S. 1697
The following members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force offer the following recommendations to S. 1697, the Strong Start for America’s Children Act.
(May 9,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD RDA ED 2013 OSERS 0150
Request for Information on the Use of Results Data in Making Determinations Under Sections 616(d)(2) and 642 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
(April 30,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD IDEA Part B SPP APR ED 2013 ICCD-0047
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to the Office of Management and Budget for Review and Approval; Comment Request; IDEA Part B State Performance Plan (SPP) and Annual Performance Report (APR)
(April 30,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Letter of Support from CCD on Keeping All Students Safe Act
On behalf of the undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, we write to ask for your leadership to protect the safety of children in our schools today.
(April 2,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Polis Huffman McKinely Harper DC on IDEA Funding
As members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force (CCD), a coalition of more than 115 organizations that work together to advance the rights of students with disabilities and their families, we urge you to sign the Dear Colleague letter being circulated by Reps. Polis, Huffman, McKinley, and Harper which asks President Obama to increase funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in his FY 2015 budget proposal.
(February 3,  2014) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
Education Task Force Annual Report for 2013
(January 10,  2014) - Download [ PDF ] - Download [ WORD ]
 
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