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2018-01-18 2:14 pm    0 comments    News
A major tax overhaul taking effect this month is bringing changes to savings accounts for people with disabilities and sparking concern about funding for programs this population relies on. Republicans in Congress pushed through a $1.5 trillion tax package in December. Tucked inside the law are tweaks to how people with disabilities can use ABLE accounts, which are designed to allow...
2018-01-18 2:10 pm    0 comments    News
We asked you a little more than a week ago to call your senator to ask for support for a bill to lift the age cap on autism therapy currently in state law. The age-8 cap has caused confusion and means in many cases children go without therapy.  We are trying to solve this by asking that the age cap be lifted.    Representative Steve Massengill has introduced a companion...
2017-10-03 6:37 pm    0 comments    News
BREAKING: The Senate will not be voting on the health care bill this week http://politi.co/2wiictG. You called, you rallied, you shared your story – and once again, you showed the power of the disability community. Thanks to the hard work of activists like YOU, the health care bill was pulled! The Arc is proud to be with you in the challenges ahead – together we are working to grow...
2017-09-20 8:38 pm    0 comments    News
September 18, 2017 Peter's Perspective New Report on Family Leave   This month, The Arc released a new video, report, and other materials on how paid family and medical leave can promote employment and economic security for people with disabilities and their families, and how huge gaps in the current U.S. system hurt the people we represent. You may wonder, so what’s...
2017-07-26 12:01 pm    0 comments    News
The health care fight is not over and we need your help! The Senate voted to begin debate on the health care bill, and over the next few days will be voting on various proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act. You can learn more about the process here.  Many of these proposals will deeply cut the Medicaid program and cause millions of people to lose health care coverage and threaten...