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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Autism Society on the ABLE Act

The Autism Society has a statement on the ABLE Act:
Congress is coming back next week, and we need our lawmakers to take dramatic action. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013 (S.313/H.R.647 was introduced in the 113th Congress by a bipartisan, bicameral set of Congressional Champions including Sens. Robert Casey, Jr., (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC), and Reps. Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Pete Sessions (R-TX). The act was sent to the House Floor just before Congress adjourned for the August recess. We are encouraging you to remind your representative to move this bill and get it approved and signed by the President. If this Act is passed and signed into law, parents and individuals will have one additional way to take advantage of tax-free savings through ABLE Act accounts, similar to IRA accounts. The bill aims to ease financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation but we need it passed now. Get involved and contact your legislator and tell them the positive change this bill will make!