The House passed the HEROES Act. The Autism Society supports passage in the Senate:
The HEROES Act provides dedicated funding for Medicaid home and community-based services (HCBS) and supports that can be used to increase wages for direct support professionals, to help provider agencies obtain personal protection equipment, serve individuals on waiting lists, and to strengthen the entire service system.
The bill also includes additional funding for Developmental Disabilities Act programs, education (including special education), employment services, additional direct payments to individuals, expanded paid leave, and many other provisions that will help families during this crisis.
Contact your Senators NOW and urge them to support the HEROES Act (HR 6800). Call them toll-free 202-224-3121 or use this action alert to easily email.