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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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March 21, 2016

The Florida legislature recently passed SB 230 – Missing Persons with Special Needs, also known as Project Leo, which will create pilot projects in certain areas of the state to provide locating technology to aid search-and-rescue efforts for persons with special needs in cases of elopement.

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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 18, 2016

Last month, the Florida Senate and House Appropriations Committees passed budget proposals in the state that would benefit individuals with autism and the legislature has now sent the budget to Governor Rick Scott for his signature. Estimates suggest around 1,300 people would be moved off the waiting list under the passed budget.

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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

Now is the opportunity to tell your story and tell the lawmakers what supports your family needs the most! Those who want to testify may register online here or call the Legislative Budget and Finance Office at 609-847-3105 to register by phone. Those individuals presenting written testimony are asked to provide 20 copies on the day of the hearing.

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