Legislation will allow parents to save money for long-term care of children with autism

HARTFORD—Today, U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), and Congressmen John Larson (D-Conn.) and Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) will celebrate the recent bipartisan passage of legislation that will allow parents who have children with autism to save money for their long-term care.

The legislators will be joined by Shannon Knall, the Autism Speaks Connecticut Advocacy Chair, members of CT Families for Effective Autism Treatment (CT FEAT), and other advocates to discuss the positive impact that the Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act will have on disabled individuals and their families.

The ABLE Act, which was cosponsored by Blumenthal, Murphy, Larson, and Esty, will allow families to establish tax-free accounts to save for the long-term care of their disabled family members. The legislation will be signed into law as part of the tax extenders package that Congress passed earlier this week.

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