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August 10, 2015

According to the Social Security Administration, without congressional action the Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) trust fund will become insolvent in late 2016. Unless Congress acts, the SSDI trust fund will not be able to make 100% of payments to its beneficiaries and will only be able to cover roughly 81% of scheduled payments.

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August 10, 2015

Earlier this month, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed SB1383, legislation that allows families to set up tax-exempt 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses, and today autism advocates joined State Treasurer Michael Frerichs and the National Association of State Treasurers for a forum on ABLE programs.

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August 06, 2015

According to the Washington Post, special education advocates in Georgia have for years argued that the state’s program for children with behavior-related disabilities unnecessarily segregates them into inferior buildings with inferior educational opportunities.

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July 30, 2015

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs to serve as a basic health insurance program for lower-income children and families, persons with disabilities, and other groups.

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July 28, 2015

Twenty-five years ago, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, education, transportation and other public accommodations. The law has impacted the lives of countless Americans, including many with autism.

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July 24, 2015

Twenty-five years ago today, President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), landmark legislation that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, education, transportation and other public accommodations.

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July 21, 2015

President Barack Obama was joined yesterday by members of the disability community at the White House to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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