Posts Tagged ‘Achieving a Better Life Experience Act’

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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New Study Finds Educators Taking Wrong Approach to Teaching Autistic Children

Repetitive Training

With the many advances in research, training, and social services available, 2015 may be remembered as the “Year of the Disabled.” From the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act in December of 2014 to new, innovative programs like TAP – The Autism Program of Illinois and IU’s Indiana Resource Center for Autism,…

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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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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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