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June 22, 2016

At the state level, Autism Speaks advocates across the country have celebrated a string of victories so far in 2016, including the enactment of tax-preferred ABLE savings legislation, autism insurance bills and laying the groundwork to improve housing options for thousands with autism across the country.

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June 15, 2016

Autism advocates in Washington, DC and across the country have made big strides on federal legislation. Below are some of the highlights of the spring legislative session.

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May 13, 2016

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed House Bill 2388, ABLE legislation. The Arizona ABLE legislation follows enactment by the federal government of the Stephen Beck, Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience Act of 2014, which authorizes states to create ABLE programs.

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May 05, 2016

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed H. 3768, ABLE legislation, which passed both chambers of the state legislature and is now headed to Governor Nikki Haley for her signature. The bill was passed unanimously in the House, 102-0, and in the Senate, 41-0 during April, Autism Awareness Month. 

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May 04, 2016

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed HB 768, which establishes an ABLE program in Georgia. The bill received unanimous support from the Georgia legislature.

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April 27, 2016

South Carolina’s ABLE legislation, H. 3768, has passed both chambers of the state legislature and is now headed to Governor Nikki Haley for her signature. The bill was passed unanimously in the House, 102-0, and in the Senate, 41-0 during April, Autism Awareness Month.

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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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