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Social Security Task Force

Social Security And People With Disabilities:
Public Education & Outreach Campaign

WHO IS CCD?

Overview
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities is a coalition of national consumer, advocacy, provider and professional organizations headquartered in Washington, D.C. Since 1973, the CCD has advocated on behalf of people of all ages with physical and mental disabilities and their families. CCD has worked to achieve federal legislation and regulations that assure that the 54 million children and adults with disabilities are fully integrated into the mainstream of society.

CCD does this by:
  • Identifying and researching public policy issues, developing testimony and policy recommendations and encouraging innovative solutions to public policy concerns.
  • Educating members of Congress in an effort to improve public policies and programs that foster independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with disabilities.
  • Encouraging people with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves and coordinating grass roots efforts to support these advocacy efforts.
Vision
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) envisions an American society in which all individuals, aided by an enabling government, have the freedom and opportunity to exercise individual decisions concerning their own lives, welfare and personal dignity.

CCD envisions a society in which communities are fully accessible to all individuals with disabilities and their families, where they are included and fully participate in all aspects of community life.

In CCD's vision of society, individuals with disabilities exercise their full rights and responsibilities.


Mission
To achieve this vision the CCD engages in advocacy efforts for national public policy that:

  • Identifying and researching public policy issues, developing testimony and policy recommendations and encouraging innovative solutions to public policy concerns.
  • Educating members of Congress in an effort to improve public policies and programs that foster independence, productivity, integration and inclusion of people with disabilities.
  • Encouraging people with disabilities and their families to advocate for themselves and coordinating grass roots efforts to support these advocacy efforts.
Social Security Task Force
The Task Force on Social Security monitors activity regarding the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) income support programs. It proactively seeks solutions to issues affecting SSDI beneficiaries and SSI recipients, including disincentives to work, coverage of children with disabilities, legal immigrants coverage, and linkages to related programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

For information about additional Social Security Task Force activities and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, see the CCD home page at http://www.c-c-d.org/