The ABLE Act passes!
We are so happy to join in the celebration of the passing of the ABLE Act. After passing house and the senate, President Obama signed the ABLE Act into law on Friday.
Thank you to all the people who worked tirelessly to pass the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, including the politicians who sponsored and voted to pass the bill, members of our community who signed petitions and wrote letters to congress, and all the staff and stakeholders in all the communities for people who advocated for the bill.
A special recognition to Steve Beck, Jr., vice chair of the board of the NDSS, who passed away just before the bill was passed. Steve worked so hard to make the Act a reality.
A big shout-out to Sara Wolff who became one of the faces of the Act representing the Down syndrome community. Here’s Sara giving a speech back in May on the importance of the Able Act.