Legislative Information


CalABLE provides tax-free savings accounts for people with disabilities

The CalABLE Savings Plan enables Californians to save for disability-related expenses by putting money in tax-advantaged investments, while protecting their eligibility for public benefits programs providing a greater measure of security for people with disabilities.

CalABLE allows individuals with qualifying disabilities to save up to $15,000/year for a total amount of $100,000 with earnings accumulating tax-free. Withdrawals are tax free if used for qualified disability expenses, such as education, housing, transportation, employment training and support, assistive technology, and more.

 

Federal Funding for Programs Serving People with Disabilities

As advocates, we are always working to encourage state legislators and Congress to increase funding for services and supports to assist people with disabilities and their families.

We’re particularly focused on ensuring continued and increased funding for:

  • The Autism Cares Act
  • Education and Special Education (IDEA Parts B and C) (U.S. Department of Education)
  • Head Start (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
  • Supported Employment State Grant Program (U.S. Department of Education)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation State Grant Program (U.S. Department of Education)

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The 2020 Census — Make Sure You’re Counted!

The 2020 U.S. Census is coming up in April. As California’s diverse regions prepare for the census, community-based organizations and local leaders are playing key roles in helping to get the word out about how important the census is. The census helps determine the distribution of federal funding, gathers information about the population that is valuable to policymakers and businesses alike, and is the basis for reapportionment and redistricting.

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