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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
Email: Info@c-c-d.org

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TASK FORCES
LONG TERM SERVICES AND SUPPORTS
 

Mission

The Long Term Services and Supports Task Force addresses the services and supports that enable individuals with disabilities of all ages to live in their homes and communities. In particular, the Task Force focuses on Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS), recognizing that they are the key to community integration, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for many people with disabilities and older adults. These critical services make it possible for people with disabilities and older adults to fully exercise their civil and human rights. 

Co-chairs

  • Tory Cross
    Caring Across Generations 

  • Dan Berland
    National Association of State Directors of DD Services(NASDDDS)
    703-683-4202 phone 
    703-684-1395 fax 

  • Lydia Dawson
    ANCOR

  • Jennifer Lav
    National Health Law Program
    202-552-5139 phone 

  • Michael Lewis
    American Association of People with Disabilities

  • Gelila Selassie
    Justice in Aging

2024 Administrative Priorities for CCD Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
(February 8,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]

2024 Legislative Priorities for the CCD Long Term Supports and Services Task Force
(February 8,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]

  ACTIVITIES
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Statement for the Record on the Family First Prevention Services Act: Successes, Roadblocks, and Opportunities for Improvement
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force appreciate the opportunity to submit a statement for the record for the hearing, The Family First Prevention Services Act: Successes, Roadblocks, and Opportunities for Improvement, held on May 22, 2024. We thank the Committee for holding a hearing focused on better supporting youth in foster care, including youth in foster care with disabilities that may be placed in congregate settings.
(June 5,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
2024 House Support S 1332 Sign On Letter
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force write in support of the Recognizing the Role of Direct Support Professionals Act, a bill that would help to create a standard occupational classification (SOC) for direct support professionals (DSPs). Earlier this year, the Senate passed its version of the legislation, S. 1332, which ensures that when the Office of Management and Budget revises the standard occupational classification system, it considers the importance of a code for DSPs.
(May 10,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
LTSS Cochairs Statement EC Hearing
The undersigned co-chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force appreciates the opportunity to submit a statement for the record for the hearing Legislative Proposals to Increase Medicaid Access and Improve Program Integrity. We thank the subcommittee for holding a hearing focused on better supporting people with disabilities in accessing critical Medicaid services and we write in support of several bills that would empower individuals with disabilities and their families.
(April 30,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
CCD Press Release Access
The undersigned Co-Chairs of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) thank the Department of Health and Human Services for finalizing the “Ensuring Access to Medicaid Services” rule. This rule contains provisions that will improve access to and quality of home and community-based services (HCBS) – services that are key to achieving full integration and access to community living.
(April 25,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Joint DAC and CCD letter in Support of the Stop Unfair Medicaid Recoveries Act
The undersigned members of the Consortium for Constituents with Disabilities (CCD) Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Task Force and the Disability and Aging Collaborative (DAC) write to express our strong support for the Stop Unfair Medicaid Recoveries Act, H.R. 7573. This legislation would prohibit Medicaid estate claims, except in rare cases where benefits were incorrectly paid.
(March 20,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
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 ]
Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
Annual Report - Long Term Services and Supports Task Force
(January 9,  2024) - Download [ PDF ]
 
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