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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD
CCD Social Security and Employment and Training Task Forces UWA and EXR NPRM
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security and Employment and Training Task Forces are pleased to submit the following comments in support of the notice of proposed rulemaking published on May 11, 2016.
(July 11,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Comments on the draft Advisory Circular
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force submits the following comments on the draft Advisory Circular announced by the Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concerning access to airports by individuals with disabilities. The notice was officially published for comment on May 6, 2016.
(July 8,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)”
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) offer the following comments in response to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning “Implementation of the NICS Improvements Act of 2007 (NIAA)” published on May 5, 2016 (81 FR 27059, Docket No. SSA-2016-0011).
(July 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
The CCD Health Task Force provided comments on the proposed redesign of the National Health Interview Survey.
The CCD Health Task Force appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the proposed changes to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), and wishes to emphasize the importance of the NHIS’ current set of disability questions to the disability community.
(June 30,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comments on MACRA NPRM
The CCD Health Task Force provided comments regarding accessibility and patient provided input as it was addressed in the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Model under the Physician Fee Schedule in the Medicare program.
(June 27,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
2016 Trustees Report CCD SSTF Statement 06-22-16
Washington, DC – Today, the Social Security Trustees released their annual report on the current and projected financial status of the Social Security trust funds. The 2016 Trustees Report highlights that our Social Security system continues to operate well for the American people.
(June 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
2016 Trustees Report CCD SSTF Talking Points 06-22-16
The most important take-away from the 2016 Social Security Trustees Report is that our Social Security system continues to work, and work well, for the American people.
(June 22,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
The Honorable Richard Blumenthal amendment support letter
Employment and Training, we write in support of your amendment (#4255) to the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to ensure that organizations and businesses who want to do business with the federal government understand and comply with long-standing laws that protect individuals with disabilities, veterans and others from employment discrimination.
(June 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Preserve SSI for Children and Families
Supplemental Security Income (SSI) provides essential support to about 1.3 million children with some of the most severe impairments and illnesses, living in families with low incomes and limited resources.
(June 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Comments for the record on House ADA Notification Hearing held May 19, 2016 – June 8, 2016
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) submit these comments for the record of this hearing.
(June 7,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF FY 2017 SSA LAE Letter House
The undersigned organizations urge Congress to fully fund the President's FY 2017 budget request of $13.067 billion for the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Limitation on Administrative Expenses (LAE).
(June 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF FY 2017 SSA LAE Letter Senate
The undersigned organizations urge Congress to fully fund the President's FY 2017 budget request of $13.067 billion for the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Limitation on Administrative Expenses (LAE).
(June 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities address a broad range of issues. Most of the public policy work is carried out by task forces. Click on the links below to get information on the activities of any individual task force or to contact co-chairs by email.
 
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