ABLE Act of 2013

President Obama: Champion of Disabled Americans

Celebrating ADA

Looking back, it seems to us that great strides have been made over the last few years as concerns the rights of disabled Americans. One big reason for this change, in our opinion, has got to be President Obama. Love him or hate him, the President has been committed to nurturing a society that values…

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As Autism Awareness Grows, Social Services for Autistics Take on a Local Flavor

Focus Foundation Art

2015 could become known as The Year of Autism Awareness. From new legislation that provides services and protections to those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other disability, such as Down’s Syndrome (President Obama signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act just before Christmas of 2014,) to new, progressive social service…

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ABLE Act Becomes Law with Unprecedented Congressional Support

After an eight-year uphill battle, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 647/S. 313) became law on December 17, 2014 when it was passed by the Senate with a vote of 76-16. The bill had been approved by the House of Representatives (404-17) on December 3rd. No other bill before the 113th Congress…

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More Members of Congress Co-Sponsor and Support the ABLE Act

In our last update about the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (S. 313), we reported that Senator Mitch McConnell joined the growing list of cosponsors on March 14, 2014. Since then, one new senator and 19 House members have joined the fight. Two of them, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Representative Paul Ryan…

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Support the Fight for Disabled to Achieve a Better Life Experience

Sara Wolff is a remarkable woman whose future is in jeopardy due to archaic Federal laws that limit a disabled person’s earnings by jeopardizing their Medicaid and Social Security support. The 31 year-old from Moscow, Pennsylvania, whose mom died unexpectedly last year, works two jobs, is a board member of the National Down Syndrome Society…

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