BURLINGTON, MA, MASS., Dec. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- After a long 8-year effort to educate Congress about the financial hardship facing people with Down syndrome and other disabilities, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act (H.R. 647/S. 313) passed the US Senate as part of the Tax Extenders Package yesterday. With 77 co-sponsors in the senate and 381 in the House, the ABLE Act is the most bipartisan, bicameral bill before the 113th Congress. Having passed the House overwhelmingly two weeks ago and the Senate approval yesterday, it now goes before the President, who has 10 days to sign it into law.