HARTFORD —This morning at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Representatives John Larson (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) celebrated the recent bipartisan passage of legislation that will allow parents who have children with autism to save money for their long-term care. The legislators were joined today by Shannon Knall, the Autism Speaks Connecticut Advocacy Chair, members of CT Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT), and other advocates to discuss the positive impact that the Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act will have on disabled individuals and their families.
Proud that the #ABLEAct will become law, allowing families to create tax-free savings accts for long-term care of a disabled family member
— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) December 17, 2014
The ABLE Act - which was cosponsored by Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson, and Esty - will allow families to establish tax-free accounts to save for the long-term care of their disabled family members. The legislation will be signed into law as part of the tax extenders package that Congress passed earlier this week.