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Trump Extends Funding Money Follows the Person Program

The House passed H.R. 3253, the Empowering Beneficiaries, Ensuring Access and Strengthening Accountability Act. This bill funds the Money Follows the Person program through Fiscal Year 2023. It also extends the HCBS spousal impoverishment protections through March 31, 2024. We are pushing the Senate to provide long-term funding for MFP by passing H.R. 3253 or…

Blue Halloween buckets to raise autism awareness

A mom looking to make her son’s Halloween a better experience has made an impact on tens of thousands of people. Omairis Taylor posted about her 3-year-old son on Facebook, explaining that he has nonverbal autism and trick-or-treating has been difficult for them in the past. Last year, she said, she had to explain at…

Tricare Open Enrollment

TRICARE open enrollment season runs Nov. 11 to Dec. 9. Learn how to navigate the process for your family and get answers to all your questions during open enrollment. Read more [ https://tricare.mil/openseason?utm_campaign=ea-enews-fall2019&utm_content=text&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ].

Traveler with autism allegedly refused to be accommodated by the airline crew.

A man says crew members on a SkyWest Airlines flight refused to allow his brother with autism to sit near a family member Friday and walked off the plane, forcing all 75 passengers to deplane and board another flight three hours later. Now, the crew, including the pilots, have been grounded while the airline investigates…