Feds: State Wrongly Took Mom's Child 2 Days After Birth

By PHILIP MARCELO Associated Press

She was 19, a brand-new mother with a developmental disability. Two days after giving birth to her daughter, the state took the infant away and placed her in foster care.

Massachusetts child welfare officials contend the young woman couldn't properly care for a newborn and insist they acted in the child's best interests. But the federal government disagrees: It says ... (read more)

Posted on February 11, 2015 .

Insider the New ABLE Act Signed by Obama

In December 2014, President Obama signed into law the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act.

In regards to the new law, Autism Speaks President Liz Feld said, “We celebrate passage of this historic bill that will provide families with disabilities with what they deserve: a chance to help themselves. As 50,000 kids with autism age into adulthood every year, the passage of ABLE could not be timelier”.

The New York Times has an in-depth article on the significant language of ABLE - click here

 

 

Posted on February 1, 2015 .