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RAISE Act Gains More Visibility

September 16, 2016

The Recognize, Assist, Include, Support, and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which ANCOR strongly supports, continues to gain momentum. (See WICs article, "ANCOR Supports Continuing RAISE Act Efforts," September 12, 2016.) On September 13, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report on family caregiving, which outlines the need for supports, as well as discusses strategies for a national family caregiver strategy. AARP posted an article that goes into more depth on the report and the role the RAISE Act can play in addressing the increasing need for family supports. 

 
On September 15, Autism Speaks posted a blog titled, "Why supporting caregivers should be a national priority." In the blog, the organization strongly advocates for supports for family caregivers, including respite, that are needed to ensure that individuals supported can live full lives in the community. The blog ends with a strong statement of support for the RAISE Act.