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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.
 
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Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
Statement for the Record House Financial Services Hearing
CCD works to engage in concerted advocacy 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 free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance; that enhances the civil rights and quality of life of all people with disabilities and their families; and that reflects the values of the Americans with Disabilities Act and all civil rights law.
(June 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Rights Task Force
Re: Disability Committee Letter on Section 504 Regulations
Thank you for your letter, dated April 26, 2022, to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Becerra, on behalf of Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD), urging HHS to issue updated regulations on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Your letter was forwarded to the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) for reply.
(June 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Education Task Force Letter on gun package
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force monitors federal legislation and regulations that address the educational needs of children and youth with disabilities and their families, including regulatory efforts under federal law such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We advocate for high expectations for children with disabilities under these and other laws.
(June 16,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force NHTSA-2021-0002 Comments
The undersigned Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force members submit the following to the request for comments on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (NCAP). We are grateful for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT’s) attention to the safety of people traveling outside of vehicles in the NCAP and its inclusion of pedestrian automatic emergency braking (PAEB) and other Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).
(June 8,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
Recommendations to HUD on Office of Inspector General Audit Report Number 2022-BO-0001 Requests for Reasonable Accommodation in Public Housing
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of a society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(June 7,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Technology and Telecommunication Task Force
CCD Transportation Autonomous Vehicle Principles
At least 1 in 4 people in the U.S. has a disability (more than 61 million). While 99% of public buses are equipped with ramps, significant barriers to accessible, affordable transportation remain across modes. Many people with disabilities are unable to obtain a driver’s license or cannot afford to purchase both a vehicle and the retrofitted adaptations to make it accessible.
(June 3,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation TF DOT-OST-2021-0137 Comments
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force submit the following comment to the Department of Transportation (DOT) in response to the proposed rule, “Accessible Lavatories on Single-Aisle Aircraft: Part 2,” RIN 2105-AE89. We are grateful for the Department’s efforts to address lavatory accessibility for all passengers with disabilities during air travel.
(May 27,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Letter to CACREP re: Accreditation Standards
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities’ (CCD) Employment & Training, Social Security and Veterans Task Forces write regarding the CACREP 2023/2024 rehabilitation counselor curricular standards revision. CCD is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for Federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(May 24,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Financial Security and Poverty Task Force
CCD Financial Security and Poverty and SSA Taskforce Secure 2.0 Letter
The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Financial Security and Poverty Task Force and Social Security Taskforce urge you to include the ABLE Age Adjustment Act (S. 331/H.R. 1219) and the SSI Savings Penalty Elimination Act (S. 4102) in the final SECURE 2.0 legislation.
(May 23,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Veterans Task Force
CCD Veterans Task Force Anti-Racism Principles May 2022
We acknowledge that the percentage of minority veterans is predicted to increase from 22% in 2017 to 35.7% in 2040. We recognize that, despite this prediction, minority veterans continue to disproportionately experience barriers to healthcare, particularly as it relates to mental health conditions, along with economic disparities and gaps in employment outcomes. We understand that statistics show that these experiences were exacerbated by the Covid-19 epidemic.
(May 18,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
Testimony of Bethany Lilly on behalf of CCD, Social Security Task Force
Chairman, Ranking Member, and members of the Social Security Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today about the importance of Social Security benefits and Social Security Administration (SSA) customer service for people with disabilities. My name is Bethany Lilly and I am the Senior Director of Public Policy at The Arc of the United States, an organization that represents people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and friends, and the essential frontline disability service providers who support them.
(May 12,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Letter Regarding Youth in Foster Care in Institutional Settings
Dear Senators Wyden, Crapo, Murray, and Burr, and Representatives Pallone, McMorris Rodgers, Neal, and Brady: The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) is the largest coalition of national organizations working together to advocate for federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society free from racism, ableism, sexism, and xenophobia, as well as LGBTQ+ based discrimination and religious intolerance.
(May 9,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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Members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities advocate for a broad range of federal public policy that ensures the self-determination, independence, empowerment, integration and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society. CCD’s 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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