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Crenshaw, author of the ABLE Act, issued the following statement after the CDC announced one in sixty-eight children have been identified as having autism spectrum disorder - a 30% increase from a 2012 CDC estimate. Go to http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsautismdata/ for specifics on the statistics.
"The increase in the prevalence of autism in children announced by the CDC further underscores the need for
"Those living with autism, Down syndrome, and other disabilities face enormous financial difficulties, yet they cannot benefit from the same
"ABLE is about leveling the playing field for all those who live with disabilities, and the time is now to turn this legislation into law."
BACKGROUND: The ABLE Act would create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities to use for qualified expenses such as education, housing, medical, and transportation. The legislation has earned the support of more than half of the
The legislation, first introduced in 2006, would amend Section 529 of the Internal Revenue Service Code to 1986 to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities. The bill would supplement, but not supplant, benefits provided through private insurance, the
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