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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Elizabeth Warren

by  /  3 March 2020
  • General research funding

    • Provide $100 billion in guaranteed, mandatory spending for new NIH research over the next 10 years to support people with disabilities.
  • Secondary education and jobs

    • Abolish sub-minimum wage.
    • Raise the number of people with disabilities in federal service to 14 percent of the overall workforce.
    • Fully fund the Office of Disability Employment Policy.
  • Early intervention and primary education

    • Fully fund the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, plus $20 billion.
    • Increase funding for early intervention.
    • Establish universal childcare.
    • Implement Department of Education regulations to ensure that students of color with disabilities are treated fairly when it comes to identification, classroom placement, services and accommodations, and discipline.
  • Housing policy

    • Add more than 3 million new affordable housing units, and prioritize a portion of these units to people with disabilities.
  • Criminal justice

    • Pilot non-police mental health crisis response teams.
  • Healthcare

    • Create a healthcare system that will eventually be single payer and that covers dental, vision and long-term services and supports.
  • For caregivers

    • Create a Social Security credit for caregivers of family members.
  • Drug pricing

    • Cap drug prices at 110 percent of the average
      international market price.
    • Remove the limit on the number of drugs for which Medicare can negotiate prices.
  • Miscellaneous

    • N/A

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