Aging and Disability Family Support Joint Letter From CCD and LCAO

June 26, 2008

This past year the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) worked to increase collaboration with the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO). CCD consists of nearly 100 national disability organizations and LCAO consists of approximately 50 aging organizations. While these two coalitions represent the voice of the disability and aging communities at the national level and share common legislative goals, they have historically worked separately. AUCD recently led an effort to bring groups together to ask for increased funding for several key family support programs, including the National Family Caregiver Support Program, the Lifespan Respite Care Act, and Family Support in the Developmental Disabilities Act. The attached letter [, 77 KB] is the first ever joint sign on letter between the two coalitions.