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Capitol Connection: July 11, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see a table showing proposed funding in the House funding bill, a BIG win on the push to ban electric shocks as behavioral treatment, direct support professional legislation, international news, and Department of Justice rulings. The Autism CARES Act must be reauthorized by September 30. Use the Autism Society’s Action [...]

2024-07-12T12:55:18-04:00

Capitol Connection: June 27, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see updates on the bill to reauthorize the Autism CARES Act, a House amendment to prevent the FDA from banning electric shocks, election resources, a summary of Olmstead anniversary events, and more. The Autism CARES Act must be reauthorized by September 30. Use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate [...]

2024-06-28T09:17:36-04:00

Capitol Connection: June 13, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see Autism Society's statement regarding the 25th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Olmstead decision, a new report marking progress resulting from the Autism CARES Act, updates on recent state advocacy wins, and new Department of Education resources.   Supreme Court Olmstead Anniversary June 22 marks the 25th anniversary of the [...]

2024-06-12T15:33:13-04:00

Capitol Connection: May 30, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, Congress is on recess, but constituents can contact their Members of Congress in their home states. The Autism CARES Act must be reauthorized by September 30th. Use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress about the importance of continuing this law.  Autism CARES Act Reauthorization Advances [...]

2024-05-30T09:59:46-04:00

Capitol Connection: May 16, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, use our Action Center to thank members of Congress for supporting Autism funding, find additional support letters for Fiscal Year 2025 funding, new bills introduced, a state advocacy win, and legal actions to stem disability discrimination. The Autism CARES Act must be reauthorized by September 30th. Use the Autism Society’s [...]

2024-05-20T11:38:40-04:00

Capitol Connection: May 2, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see information on several important final regulations recently published and Department of Justice settlements pertaining to civil rights and disability services. In addition, find an update on the Autism CARES Act reauthorization and an action taken to advocate for special education funding. Use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate [...]

2024-05-02T08:53:45-04:00

Capitol Connection: April 18, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find a recap of the Disability Policy Seminar and ways to connect with Members of Congress. We also highlight the following: President Biden’s proclamation using Autism Acceptance for the first time; a newly introduced comprehensive direct workforce bill; and finalized regulations on online accessibility and access to health care.  Take action! [...]

2024-04-18T14:35:51-04:00

Capitol Connection: March 28, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see details on the final FY24 appropriations, the President’s FY25 Budget, updates on legislation moving through Congress, and a notice of proposed rulemaking on electric shock treatment, among other updates. Use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress on legislative issues important to you and your [...]

2024-04-03T10:44:57-04:00

Capitol Connection: March 7, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see how the Autism Society delivered over 400 grassroots petitions urging a House Committee to take up and pass the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act. Also, find progress on funding federal programs, state technical assistance on the direct workforce shortage, new voting rights legislation, a student toolkit on [...]

2024-03-07T08:49:39-05:00

Capitol Connection: February 22, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see updates on government funding, a White House meeting on Equity, the Autism CARES Act, and other bills introduced in Congress.  Use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress on legislative issues important to you and your family. To easily keep up to date on [...]

2024-02-22T10:50:19-05:00

Capitol Connection: February 8, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on appropriations, the Autism Society’s testimony on employment, state advocacy action, and news from the Justice Corner. Use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress on legislative issues important to you and your family. To easily keep up to date on your opportunities [...]

2024-02-07T16:36:03-05:00

Capitol Connection: January 25, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on the continuing resolution passed to avoid a government shut-down, a tax bill extending the Child Tax Credit expansion, new legislation supporting disability-run small businesses, comments on early childhood rules, and other resources to help state advocates. Use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members [...]

2024-01-24T19:33:35-05:00