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New York

April 20, 2017

New York State Assembly Social Services Chair Andrew Hevesi (A.D. 28) announced on April 10 the New York State Assembly and New York State Senate voted to release $1 billion for the development of supportive housing in the next five years. Supportive housing is especially helpful for people living with disabilities such as autism.

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February 19, 2016

Thousands of New Yorkers with autism currently depend on Home and Community Based Services to survive and thrive in their communities and the state will soon submit their renewal application for these services to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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January 08, 2016

Albany, NY−Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed ABLE legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses. The New York State Assembly and Senate passed the legislation in June.

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June 19, 2015

The New York State Assembly and Senate on Thursday passed A6516-2015, ABLE legislation that will allow families the opportunity to set up tax-free 529A savings accounts for disability-related expenses.

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May 08, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York just announced a new partnership with Project Lifesaver International, a grant recipient of Autism Speaks, to provide equipment and training to 50 law enforcement agencies in the state to help with situations involving children with autism and other disorders who have wandered.

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April 02, 2015

New York City Department of Sanitation trucks will feature Light It Up Blue posters throughout the month of April

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April 01, 2015

The CBS Broadcast Center in New York City has joined the Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue campaign and lit their lobby blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day!

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