The National Advocate for People with Down Syndrome Since 1979

National Down Syndrome Society
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Creating an Economic Future for Individuals with Down Syndrome

Featured ImagePeople with Down syndrome face several challenges that prevent them for gaining access to meaningful employment opportunities, economic and financial planning, and independent living. As people with Down syndrome are living longer, it’s important for individuals with Down syndrome and their families to have access to meaningful employment, financial freedom, and a living environment of their choosing.

  1. Transition to Independence Act (S. 1604)

    The Transition to Independence Act would improve opportunities for integrated employment for people with disabilities and reduce their relegation to subminimum wage work.

  2. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act

    The Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (Public Law 113-295) was signed into law by President Obama on December 19, 2014. The ABLE Act amends the Internal Revenue Service Code of 1986 to create tax-free savings accounts for individuals with disabilities.

  3. ABLE State Legislation and Implementation Updates

    The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act authorizes the states to develop their own ABLE programs and to offer ABLE accounts to qualified beneficiaries. Many states have moved quickly to pass ABLE laws and are in various stages of developing their ABLE programs.

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