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June 11, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC -- CNN aired a feature on Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rogers (R-WA), an original co-sponsor of ABLE, and the mother of a son, Cole, with Down syndrome.

Discussing her support for ABLE, McMorris-Rogers said, "We have hopes and dreams for Cole, and we want him to be all that he can be, and we want to give him the strong foundation so that he can pursue a job and hopefully independent life."

February 16, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (February 16, 2012) --  Autism Speaks joined with advocates from the nation’s other leading disability organizations today to make the case before Congress for ABLE—a bill that would allow families raising children with disabilities to save tax-free for their future needs.

Autism Speaks joined with advocates from the nation’s other leading disability organizations today to make the case before Congress for ABLE—a bill that would allow families raising children with disabilities to save tax-free for their future needs.
 

Do you want to be “ABLE” to save tax-free for the future needs of your child with autism? Then come join Autism Speaks and advocates from 48 other national disability organizations tomorrow in Washington, D.C. for a Capitol Hill briefing on the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. The briefing will be held from noon to 1:30 pm in Room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office Building.
 

Parents raising children with disabilities, including autism, could soon save for their futures with tax-free “529″ savings accounts without jeopardizing their eligibility for other benefits.
 
The new accounts would be authorized under the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2011, which was introduced today in Congress with the support of Autism Speaks, The Arc, the National Down Syndrome Society and a host of other disability rights groups.
 

November 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.  (November 15, 2011) – Autism Speaks today joined advocates for the disabled and congressional leaders in supporting the introduction of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2011, which would enable contributions to tax-free 529 savings accounts – similar to funds for college savings -- for people with autism and other disabilities.

February 27, 2009

NEW YORK, NY (February 27, 2009) -- Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest autism science and advocacy organization, today applauded Senators Robert Casey (D-PA), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) for introducing S.