Help Get the ABLE Accounts Act Passed

Dear Autism Advocate,

The ABLE Accounts Act of 2009 – or Achieving a Better Life Experience Act – has been introduced in Congress. S.493 and H.R. 1205 will encourage individuals with autism and other disabilities and their families to save, tax-free, for disability-related expenses. Similar in many respects to existing 529 college savings plans, these accounts will be exempt from federal taxation, provided certain rules are met.

Robert Casey (D-PA), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), and Christopher Dodd (D-CT) introduced S. 493, with Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Edward Kennedy (D-MA), and Sam Brownback (R-KS) signing on as the bill’s original co-sponsors. Senator Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) introduced the companion bill in the House, H.R. 1205, with Congressmen Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), and Kendrick Meek (D-FL) joining Crenshaw as original cosponsors.

How to Get ABLE
Accounts Act Passed

1. CALL YOUR FEDERAL SENATOR AND HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE
Let them know that you are a constituent and that these bills will help your family.

CLICK HERE TO FIND THE NAME OF YOUR FEDERAL LAWMAKERS

2. SEND EMAILS TO YOUR FEDERAL LAWMAKERS

Urge them to co-sponsor the ABLE Accounts Act.

3. STAY INFORMED

CLICK HERE TO STAY INFORMED – AT AUTISMVOTES.ORG

Receive updates and alerts about the ABLE Accounts Act and other autism legislation.

Let everyone you know hear about the introduction of the ABLE Accounts Act.

Make sure to visit

www.AutismVotes.org/able

Elizabeth Emken
Vice President, Government Relations
Autism Speaks


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