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TASK FORCES
MENT AND TRAINING
 

Mission

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

Co-chairs

  • Alexandra Bennewith
    United Spinal Association
    202-556-2076 (office)
    ABennewith@unitedspinal.org

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

  • Alicia Epstein 
    SourceAmerica
    (703) 584-3987 (office)
    aepstein@sourceamerica.org

  • Susan Prokop
    Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA)
    (202) 416-7707 phone
    susanp@pva.org

  • Dahlia Shaewitz
    Institute for Educational Leadership
    (202) 822-8405 phone
    shaewitzd@iel.org

Update

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

Webinar

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

  ACTIVITIES
Employment and Training Task Force
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 ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD ETTF Re: Request for Information (2022) Access to Coverage and Care in Medicaid & CHIP
The following comments were submitted on behalf of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force. The CCD is a coalition of more than 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.
(April 18,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD WIOA Reauthorization Reactions to proposed Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022
(April 6,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
CCD Employment and Training Task Force Letter to Congressional Leadership re Employment of People with Disabilities in Next Legislative Package
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Employment and Training Task Force urge you to ensure that any revised reconciliation legislative package include workforce development provisions that enhance employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
(April 5,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
Employment and Training Task Force
Employment and Training Task Force 2021 Annual Report
(January 10,  2022) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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