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Capitol Connection: December 1, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on the final days of the 117th Congress and preparations for the next Congress. In addition, a notice for a paid self-advocacy fellowship is included. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to urge your Members of Congress to support legislation and funding for the Autism community [...]

2022-11-30T16:09:29+00:00

Capitol Connection: November 17, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find results of the midterm elections and an update on potential Lame Duck actions. In addition, read about new letters from the U.S. Department of Education and valuable research for state advocates. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to urge your Members of Congress to support legislation for [...]

2022-11-16T17:31:39+00:00

Capitol Connection: November 3, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, learn about the possible outcomes of the special session of Congress after the election. Also, find helpful resources to advocate at the state level for education, health, and community living. Please use the Autism Society’s Election Center for details on how to vote as we are less than a week [...]

2022-11-03T13:35:40+00:00

Capitol Connection: October 20, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on legislation that still has a chance for passage or movement before the 117th Congress ends, comments in response to new rules from the Administration on the Affordable Care Act, and important information about a Social Security cost-of-living adjustment. Resources for National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) [...]

2022-10-20T13:48:44+00:00

Capitol Connection: October 6, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, get updates on the remaining days of the 117th Congress, appropriations, reauthorization of Kevin and Avonte’s law, federal grants to states for education and employment, and resources to use for state advocacy. Please use the Autism Society’s Election Center for information on how to register to vote, information on [...]

2022-10-31T19:51:42+00:00

Capitol Connection: September 22, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find the congressional schedule for the last few days of Congress, an update on appropriations, a legal settlement on restraint and seclusion, and new resources from the Administration. Please continue to use the Autism Society’s online Action Center for voting information, links to disability-related legislation, and sample letters to [...]

2022-10-10T14:04:39+00:00

Capitol Connection: September 8, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find information on disability program funding, action to ban electric shocks, proposed rules to simplify access to Medicaid, increase access to dental care, and prohibit discrimination in health care practices. Resources on education funding, health care costs, and caregivers are also included for state advocates. Please continue to use [...]

2022-09-21T21:26:53+00:00

Capitol Connection: August 25, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find out about new grants to several states for respite care and community-based services, state advocacy resources to support employment, and ways to advocate for services in your state. Please continue to use the Autism Society’s online Action Center for voting information, links to disability-related legislation, and sample letters [...]

2022-09-21T21:25:47+00:00

Capitol Connection: August 11, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, learn about the Senate-passed Inflation Reduction Act and see how the House and Senate funding bills impact programs that support individuals with Autism. In addition, find updates on health, dental, and transportation policies. Please continue to use the Autism Society’s online Action Center for voting information, links to disability-related [...]

2022-09-21T21:26:38+00:00

Capitol Connection: July 28, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on the final legislative push before August recess. In addition, new guidance and compliance processes from the Department of Education are included. Please continue to use the Autism Society’s online Action Center for voting information, links to legislation we monitor, and sample letters to use to educate [...]

2022-09-21T21:25:58+00:00

Capitol Connection: July 13, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on legislative action as Congress works for three more weeks before August recess. Take action to educate Members of Congress about: Funding for home and community-based services (HCBS) Full funding for IDEA Supporting legislation to ban electric shocks  Please continue to use the Autism Society’s online Action [...]

2022-08-17T20:55:12+00:00

Capitol Connection: June 30, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find information on school safety and mental health bills and state advocacy resources on 988 lifeline and employment. Congress is currently out for a two-week Independence Day recess. Recess is a great time to educate Members of Congress while they are in the state/district. Please use the Autism Society’s [...]

2022-09-21T21:26:20+00:00