Senator Chuck Grassley

Senate passes bill to protect against wandering

Thursday, August 25, 2016The U.S. Senate unanimously voted July 14 in favor of a measure to fund tracking devices for people with Autism Spectrum Disorders who are prone to wandering. Kevin and Avonte’s Law, sponsored by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) and Chuck…

Avonte’s Law moves forward

Friday, April 29, 2016
Tracking device bill moves to Senate floor
The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 15-5 on April 14 to move a bill to the full Senate floor that would create a permanent federal funding source for tracking devices for people with autism…

Senate approves special needs trusts legislation

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Senate Passes Trust Fund Bill
The U.S. Senate passed a bill September 9 amending the Social Security Act to allow people with disabilities to set up their own special needs trusts. Under current law, only parents, grandparents and guardians can…

Senators introduce “Transition to Independence Act”

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Transition to Independent Act Introduced
A bill was introduced in the Senate on June 18 that would create a new demonstration program, incentivizing state Medicaid programs to provide increased integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. “A key public policy…