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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
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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.
 
WHAT'S NEW AT CCD?
Education Task Force
CCD 1% waiver doc/recs
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which amended the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) in 2015, includes a provision that places a limit (cap) on the percentage of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities that a state may assess with an alternate assessment aligned with alternate academic achievement standards (AA-AAAS) to no more than 1.0 percent of all students in the grades assessed in the state.
(February 22,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Transportation Task Force
CCD Transportation Task Force Comments to DOT RFI on ADA Standards for Transportation Facilities
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Transportation Task Force write to comment on the request for information (RFI) on accessibility improvements for transportation facilities.
(February 20,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD comments on DOJ ADA Title II MDE Docket No 2024-0001-0001
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces and fellow CCD members write to comment on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability: Accessibility of Medical Diagnostic Equipment of State and Local Government Entities.
(February 12,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments FR-6436-N-01 Changes to Methodology Used for Calculating Section 8 Income Limits Under the United States Housing Act of 1937
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on HUD’s Notice on Changes to Methodology Used for Calculating Section 8 Income Limits Under the United States Housing Act of 1937. Please accept this letter as the comments of the undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(February 8,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comments on the Interim Final Rule (IFR)- Enforcement of State Compliance with Reporting and Federal Medicaid Renewal Requirements under the Social Security Act.
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Care and Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) task forces write to comment on the Interim Final Rule (IFR)- Enforcement of State Compliance with Reporting and Federal Medicaid Renewal Requirements under the Social Security Act.
(February 2,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Housing Task Force
CCD Comments HUD 30 Day Notice NPRM
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on HUD’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on a 30-day notice requirement prior to lease terminations for nonpayment of rent. Please accept this letter as the comments of the undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Housing Task Force.
(January 30,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Education Task Force
CCD Head Start NPRM
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).
(January 19,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF Transition Memo
The Consortium of Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Social Security Task Force (SSTF), congratulates you on your confirmation as the Commissioner of Social Security!
(January 18,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Health Task Force
CCD Comments 2025 Notice Benefit Payment Parameter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Health Task Force are writing in response to the 2025 Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters (NBPP) proposed rule.
(January 8,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
CCD Comments on American Community Survey Questions
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Rights and Health Task Forces and fellow CCD members appreciate the opportunity to provide comments on the Census Bureau’s proposed changes to the 2025 American Community Survey questions.
(December 19,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD Comment on Public Assistance Household
Thank you for the opportunity to address the proposed expansion of the definition of “public assistance household” in the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). These comments are submitted on behalf of the Social Security Task Force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD).
(November 28,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
Social Security Task Force
CCD SSTF comment on "Including How We Consider Past Work, Docket No. SSA-2023-0024"
This comment is submitted on behalf of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD), Social Security Task Force (SSTF). 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.
(November 28,  2023) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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CCD COVID and Public Health Emergency Ending Responses and Resources
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  TASK FORCES
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.

CCD also has Ad Hoc Task Forces that focus on federal policy but meet on a less frequent basis than official Task Forces and Working Groups that focus on both internal practices for CCD as a coalition and policy.

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