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April 26, 2016

The Bipartisan Disability Caucus recently hosted a briefing on the importance of employment for individuals with disabilities with colleagues from the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Department of Labor.

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April 25, 2016

Opposes controversial devices used to curb challenging behaviors in children and adults affected by developmental disabilities

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April 22, 2016

Governor Tom Wolf signed SB 879, the Pennsylvania ABLE Act, which enables individuals with disabilities to create tax-preferred Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) savings accounts for disability-related expenses. The legislation received unanimous support earlier this month.

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April 18, 2016

The Oklahoma State Senate passed HB 2962, autism insurance reform legislation, to prevent state regulated health insurers from continuing to exclude basic, evidence-based care for children diagnosed with autism.

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April 14, 2016

Advocates celebrated this week when the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee passed S.2614, safety and wandering legislation known as Kevin and Avonte’s Law, by a vote of 15 to 5. The legislation aims to safeguard individuals who have autism or other conditions that may cause them to wander away from caregivers.

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March 30, 2016

The Georgia legislature has passed the Achieving A Better Life Act (ABLE), HB 768, with unanimous support and the bill is now headed to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature.

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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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