Last month, the Illinois House of Representatives and Senate proclaimed March 15th Adult Down Syndrome Awareness Day in Illinois, the first state to create this particular awareness day. A group from the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Lutheran G... read more
ATTENTION DOWN SYNDROME ADVOCATES We need your help to increase the membership of the newly-formed Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome! The Congressional Down Syndrome Caucus co-chairs Congressman Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Congresswoman Cathy McMorri... read more
On July 27, Governor Rauner approved the Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act (HB3158). It is now Public Act 099-0142 and will go into effect January 1, 2016. To view the history of the legislation, click here. To view the text of the new law... read more
The ABLE National Resource Center has constructed an informal survey to gather a better understanding of the level of enthusiasm behind creating ABLE accounts and how potential beneficiaries may utilize these accounts for purposes of maintaining and incre... read more
HB 3158, the Down Syndrome Information and Awareness Act, was passed by both houses of the Illinois General Assembly on 05/26/2015. It was sent to Governor Rauner on 06/24/2015 and is awaiting his signature to be enacted into law. For more informatio... read more
The IRS recently published their proposed rules for ABLE Accounts to guide states as they implement the ABLE law on the state level. The IRS will be holding a public hearing on their proposal. For more information, click here.
The ABLE Act was introduced in the US Senate and US House of Representatives on Feb. 13, 2013. On December 3, 2014, the ABLE Act passed in the US House of Representatives (404-17). Two weeks later, on December 16, the US Senate voted to pass the ABLE Act ... read more