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NDSC’s “More Alike Than Different” Campaign

Monday, July 26th, 2010

more-alike-than-different-colorfor-linkView NDSC’s latest video from their “More Alike Than Different” campaign.  Awesome stories, diverse personalities, same message – we are more alike than different.   

More Alike Than Different

HELP US PASS THE ABLE ACT IN THIS CONGRESS!

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

As you know, the National Down Syndrome Society endorsed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) of 2009 (S. 493/H.R. 1205). The ABLE Act will give individuals with disabilities and their families the ability to save for their child’s future just like every other American family, and help people with disabilities live full, productive lives in their communities.  The ABLE Act will allow individuals with disabilities to create a disability savings accounts or ‘ABLE Accounts’ that would accrue interest tax-free.  The account could fund a variety of essential expenses for the individual, including medical and dental care, education, community based supports, employment training, assistive technology, housing, and transportation.

The legislation continues to have widespread, bipartisan support.  Currently, H.R. 1205 has 180 co-sponsors, including 19 members of the House Ways & Means Committee.

The time to pass this bill is now- Please contact your Representatives to encourage them to convene a hearing and vote on the ABLE Act today!

More information from NDSS, including a script to help you reach out to your representative.