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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

Capitol Connection: January 11, 2024

In this issue of Capitol Connection, Congress is returning from the holidays beginning the second session of the 118th Congress. Congress must complete all 12 appropriations bills by February 2nd to avoid a government shutdown. Find resources about Medicaid and Home and community-based services. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members [...]

2024-01-10T12:24:33-05:00

Capitol Connection: December 14, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see a White House meeting on home and community-based services, new legislation introduced in Congress, Disability Policy Seminar news, and resources to use to advocate at the local, state, and federal levels.  Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress on legislative issues important [...]

2023-12-14T11:54:29-05:00

Capitol Connection: November 30, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, we are announcing a new feature called the "Justice Center Corner" which will feature news and information on criminal justice and civil rights. In addition, find announcements for a Long COVID commission, new school discipline data, and Department of Labor efforts in states. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center [...]

2023-11-30T10:58:56-05:00

Capitol Connection: November 16, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see an update on the continuing resolution that is headed for the President’s desk, new bills introduced related to respite care and education, $200 million in funding for housing announced, an opportunity to provide comments on subminimum wages, and more. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate [...]

2023-11-16T09:50:07-05:00

Capitol Connection: November 2, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see updates on the new House Speaker, budget and appropriations, several newly re-introduced bills, and resources that can be used in federal and state advocacy efforts. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress to support funding for Autism related programs.    Budget and [...]

2023-11-01T15:18:14-04:00

Capitol Connection: October 19, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find an update on the Speaker election and its impact on appropriations and other legislation. In addition, learn about new grants given from the Department of Education to support families and special educators. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress to support funding for [...]

2023-10-19T09:19:37-04:00

Capitol Connection: October 5, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see how Congress and the Administration are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act and using the event to create awareness and take action to increase access to competitive, integrated, employment for people with disabilities. An update on congressional action to pass annual funding bills is also included. [...]

2023-10-05T09:31:27-04:00

Capitol Connection: September 21, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find information on negotiations to prevent a government shutdown, a proposed rule with important updates to disability rights, a bill to raise SSI asset limits, and more. Please use the Autism Society’s Action Center to educate your Members of Congress to support funding for Autism related programs.      [...]

2023-09-20T22:13:07-04:00

Capitol Connection: September 7, 2023

In this issue of Capitol Connection, you will find the Autism Society’s recommendations for the Autism CARES Act, new legislation to match contributions to ABLE accounts, and important advocacy tools for helping families navigate the disenrollments for Medicaid and CHIP. The Senate has returned to the Capitol and the House will return next week. Please [...]

2023-09-07T10:32:36-04:00