Please Support The Able Act

This post was written by Valerie on November 27, 2011
Posted Under: Health and Safety

My friend contacted me about a close call she had with her son who has Aspberger’s. He is working locally and someone befriended him on line. He did tell his Mom about his new friend. But what she did not know was that her son got an email asking him where he worked so they could “meet”. My friend had a horrible feeling something was wrong and sent her husband immediately over to her son’s work. He saw his son sitting in a car with a older man. Their son got out of the car and went to his Dad. The man drove off before they could get his license number. So their fear is what will happen to their son when they are no longer around to take care of him and protect him.

This is why I urge you to read the following and contact your representative to support The Able Act.

November 2011  ACTION ALERT!

Last week, Autism Speaks joined with other disability
organizations and congressional leaders in supporting the introduction of
the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of
This would enable contributions to
tax-free 529 savings accounts – similar to funds for college savings — for
people with autism and other disabilities.

The ABLE Act garnered over 200 supporters
when introduced in 2009. We need your help to send a message to your legislators
that we would be so very THANKFUL if they would again pledge
their support for this legislation by once again co-sponsoring
it, and working to ensure its swift passage!

is How YOU Can Help:
You can email them
Let them know how THANKFUL you will be when they
pledge their support! It takes less than five minutes to sign up and send it. We
have the basic letter already drafted for you but take a minute to add one
paragraph to make it personal about your family and the person you love with
autism.2) SPREAD THE WORD! Ask your friends and family
to help you by getting involved and sending in a quick email of their own. You
can send an email to them after you take action and also post something like
this on your Facebook page:“Please contact your
Congressmember & Senators today to tell them how THANKFUL we will be for
their support for the ABLE Act of 2011.  This bill will allow me to save for the
future care needs of (CHILD’s NAME) in the same way you set aside money for your
child’s college fund.  It takes 5 minutes and will help our family. Write DONE
so I can thank you!”



You can read more about the ABLE Act of 2011 here.

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