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The Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities
820 First Street, NE, Ste. 740
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 567-3516 phone
(202) 408-9520 fax

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The CCD Employment and Training Task Force works on issues relevant to the employment of people with disabilities, particularly issues related to the programs and projects funded under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

The Task Force has also been working with on recent proposals regarding the Social Security Administration's efforts to facilitate the employment of individuals receiving Social Security benefits, and the employment and training programs administered by the Department of Labor.

CCD Employment Task Force Statement of Principles


  • Julie J. Christensen, PhD, LMSW
    Association of People Supporting EmploymentFirst (APSE)
    301-279-0060 (office)

  • Bart Devon
    Eggleston Services
    757-858-8011 (office)

  • Alicia Epstein 
    (703) 584-3987 (office)

  • Mike Nagel
    The Arc
    (800) 433-5255 phone

  • Rick Webster
    National Industries for the Blind (NIB)
    703-310-0365 phone


    Throughout the quarter, the Employment and Training Task force continued to monitor Hill action on the Workforce Incentives Act and the Rehabilitation Act and followed up with the Office of Personnel Management on the status of the final regulations for Excepted Service for People with Disabilities in federal employment.

    Statement of Principles on Employment of People with Disabilities


    National Disability Employment Awareness (NDEAM) Panel - 10/28/21

Employment and Training Task Force
Docket No. ETA-2023-0004 - National Apprenticeship System Enhancements
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.
(March 18,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Annual Report - Employment and Training Task Force
(January 9,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
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