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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
LONG TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
 

Mission

The Task Force on Long Term Services and Supports addresses the issues concerning non-acute health, community living, employment supports, recreational assistance, and other supports that enable individuals with disabilities of all ages to be independent and productive members of the community. We take an expansive view of long term supports, defining Personal Assistance as "One or more persons or devices that help an individual with a disability to perform everyday tasks that they would otherwise perform for themselves if they were not disabled."

Co-chairs

  • Dan Berland
    National Association of State Directors of DD Services(NASDDDS)
    703-683-4202 phone 
    703-684-1395 fax 
    dberland@nasddds.org

  • Sara Meek
    Lutheran Services in America (LSA)
    202-499-5831 phone 
    202-628-5421 fax 
    smeek@lutheranservices.org

  • Rachel Patterson
    Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
    973-379-2690 phone 
    973-912-9433 fax 
    rpatterson@christopherreeve.org

  • Laura Weidner
    National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS)
    202-408-1500 phone 
    202-408-0696 fax 
    laura.weidner@nmss.org

  ACTIVITIES
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Task Force Comments on Application of HCBS Settings Regulation to PACE
CCD appreciates the opportunity to comment on the proposed PACE regulation. Our comments will be restricted to the application of the home and community-based services (HCBS) settings requirement. CCD strongly supports the application of the settings rule to PACE.
(October 17,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter to Senate Finance supporting reauthorization of Money Follows the Person
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force are writing to express our support for reauthorizing the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
(October 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter to House Energy & Commerce supporting reauthorization of Money Follows the Person
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force are writing to express our support for reauthorizing the Money Follows the Person (MFP) program.
(October 6,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Letter Urging Protection of Manual and Power Complex Rehab Technology Accessories
The undersigned member organizations urge passage of H.R. 3229/S. 2196 by year’s end to protect access to manual and power complex rehabilitation technology accessories for people with significant disabilities.
(August 18,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Statement on Recent Long-Term Services & Supports Financing Proposals
In early 2016, several bipartisan and nonpartisan organizations, including the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Long-Term Care Financing Collaborative, released reports on a path forward for future financing of our nation’s long-term care needs. The problem is clear: while our nation is aging and people are living longer with disabilities and chronic conditions, we lack a coherent plan on how to provide for their care and supports.
(May 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Statement of Support for the Disability Integration Act
The undersigned member organizations of the Consortium for Citizens (CCD) are writing to express our great appreciation to Senator Charles Schumer for introducing the Disability Integration Act (S. 2427), and bringing attention to the fact that states’ disability service systems continue to warehouse far too many people with disabilities in institutions.
(March 25,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Medicare letter to Senate Finance
The CCD Health and Long Term Services and Supports Task Forces provided recommendations to the Senate Finance Committee regarding policy options to improve care for people with chronic health conditions in the Medicare program
(February 1,  2016)
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD LTSS Task Force Annual Report 2015
(January 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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