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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 [...]

2022-06-29T16:53:32+00:00

Capitol Connection: June 16, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find a statement on the Uvalde school shooting, an update on funding for services and direct support, and a new bill to support behavioral health care. See also the annual update from the Social Security Board of Trustees. Please continue to use the Autism Society’s online Action Center for [...]

2022-06-16T13:00:44+00:00

Capitol Connection: June 2, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find new resources to use to advocate at the state level on employment and education issues, links to hearings and markups on the Hill, and new guidance materials from the Department of Education. This is a good time to meet with legislators while they are working in the state. [...]

2022-06-02T00:48:12+00:00

Capitol Connection: May 19, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, new legislation related to Autism caregiving and Social Security are discussed as well as links to a Social Security hearing. Also, find information on the new Department of Education summit, a proposal to update civil rights protections and much more.  Continue to use our newly updated action center to [...]

2022-05-18T20:29:26+00:00

Capitol Connection: May 5, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find updates on legislation in Congress including the budget, a new autism caregivers family bill, and a bill to assist with the rollout of the 988 mental health assistance number. Continue to use our newly updated action center to monitor key legislation and send out letters to your legislators.  [...]

2022-05-04T18:06:38+00:00

Capitol Connection: April 21, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find appropriations updates with action steps, new federal agency equity plans, update on COVID policies, and state advocacy resources. In addition, use our updated action center to track legislation and contact your Members of Congress!          Congressional Schedule and Appropriations Congress faces a jam-packed agenda after [...]

2022-04-21T11:48:21+00:00

Capitol Connection: April 7, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find a summary of the President’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget request, highlights from the Disability Policy Seminar, and a new funding announcement related to the Money Follows the Person program. Disability Policy Seminar It was great to see over 900 disability advocates from across the United States attend the Disability Policy Seminar last [...]

2022-05-02T17:05:29+00:00

Capitol Connection: March 24, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find a summary analysis of the recently enacted Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations bill and how it affects programs relevant to the Autism community. In addition, find updates regarding the upcoming Disability Policy Seminar, health equity legislation, a request for public comments about Medicaid and CHIP, and DOJ guidance on ADA webpage accessibility. We look [...]

2022-05-02T17:01:50+00:00

Capitol Connection: March 10, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find registration information for the Disability Policy Seminar and Community Connections. Updates regarding appropriations and the State of the Union are also included. Please continue to use Autism Society’s Action Center to educate Congress about these and other issues impacting the Autism community. Disability Policy Seminar 2022 Sunday, March 13 is the early bird [...]

2022-05-02T17:03:42+00:00

Capitol Connection: February 24, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find information to register for the Disability Policy Seminar, final appropriations negotiations, early childhood education legislation, and a new DOJ settlement on restraints and seclusion in Maryland, among other updates.   While the House and Senate are in recess until February 28, it is a great time to use the Autism Society’s Action Center [...]

2022-05-02T17:03:42+00:00

Capitol Connection: February 8th, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, find information regarding the upcoming Disability Policy Seminar, updates on appropriations, home and community-based services, and education resources.  The Autism Society’s Action Center provides easy steps for advocates to educate Congress about these and other issues impacting the Autism community. Disability Policy Seminar 2022 Registration is open for this year’s Disability Policy Seminar (DPS) [...]

2022-05-02T17:04:36+00:00

Capitol Connection: January 27th, 2022

In this issue of Capitol Connection, see updates regarding legislation including voting rights, the Build Back Better Plan, marriage penalty, social security, and appropriations. In addition, updates about COVID relief to education, access to free tests and N95 masks, and the upcoming Disability Policy Seminar. Remember, the Autism Society’s Action Center provides easy steps for advocates to educate Congress about [...]

2022-05-02T17:04:15+00:00