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The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities
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For information about the Social Security Task Force Public Education and Outreach Campaign,
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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
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA NPRM Establishing Program Uniformity at the Hearing and Appeals Council Levels of the Administrative Appeals Council
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force are pleased to submit the following comments regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on July 12, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 45079, Docket No. SSA-2014-0052).
(August 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Housing Task Force SAFMR Comments
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on FR-5855-P-02, Establishing a More Effective Fair Market Rent System; Using Small Area Fair Market Rents in Housing Choice Voucher Program Instead of the Current 50th Percentile. See, 81 Fed. Reg. 116 (June 16, 2016).
(August 16,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSA NPRM Evidence From Statutorily Excluded Medical Sources
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force are pleased to submit the following comments regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published on June 10, 2016 (81 Fed. Reg. 37557, Docket No. SSA-2016-0015).
(August 9,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
Support and Additional Proposals for the Medicare Affordability and Enrollment Act of 2016
The Co-chairs of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Senate Finance Committee’s draft Medicare Affordability and Enrollment Act of 2016, recently circulated legislation to make improvements to the Medicare benefit related primarily to affordability and enrollment.
(August 5,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
New Opportunities for State & Local Disability Housing Advocates!
Beginning in 2016, state and local advocates have two new opportunities to increase affordable, accessible, integrated housing in the community for people with disabilities.
(August 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Response to proposed regulations for selected programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) – a coalition that works together to advance the rights of adults, children, and youth with disabilities and their families – appreciates the opportunity to respond to the proposed regulations for selected programs under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, now known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
(August 2,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Concerned About NDAA Langauge on VEVRAA and Section 503
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) are writing to express our concern with provisions contained within both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate versions of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would weaken important nondiscrimination and affirmative hiring provisions intended for people with disabilities and veterans, including those with service-connected disabilities.
(July 26,  2016) - Download [ PDF ]
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 ]
 
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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.
 
Developmental Disabilities, Autism and Family Support
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