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March 28, 2016

The Kentucky legislature has passed Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) legislation with unanimous support. The bill, SB 179, is now headed to Governor Matt Bevin for his signature. Sponsored by Senators Danny Carroll, Ralph Alvarado and Wil Schroder, the Kentucky legislation follows enactment by the federal government of the Stephen Beck, J

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March 21, 2016

Senators Richard Burr (R-NC) and Bob Casey (D-PA) and Representatives Ander Crenshaw (R-FL), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Pete Sessions (R-TX) have introduced legislation to expand the ABLE program for individuals with autism and other disabilities.

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March 15, 2016

The U.S. Education Secretary, John B. King, Jr., called on Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which provides funding for the nation’s career and technical education programs in secondary and post-secondary institutions.

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March 14, 2016

In a momentous week for autism advocates, the Oklahoma House unanimously approved the Achieving A Better Life Act (ABLE), HB 2821, with a vote of 93-0. The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Lee Denney will now be considered by the Senate.

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March 11, 2016

The Oklahoma State House recently passed, HB 2962, autism insurance reform to prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with autism. The measure passed with overwhelming support, 76-20. The bill now heads to the State Senate.

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March 14, 2016

Last week, advocates in South Dakota applauded action by the South Dakota legislature to send Achieving Better Life Act (ABLE) legislation to Governor Dennis Daugaard for his signature.

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March 09, 2016

The Autism Safety Coalition (ASC) announced today its support of S. 2614, Kevin and Avonte’s Law of 2016, to address wandering incidents and fatalities in children with developmental disabilities.

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