The Arc Mourns the Death of Stephen E. Beck, Jr.

The Arc mourns the death of Steve Beck on December 8, just days after House passage of the ABLE Act. Steve was a tireless advocate for people with disabilities and a founder and leader of the efforts behind the ABLE Act (see article above). As the parent of two young daughters, one with Down syndrome, Steve was an integral part of the leadership team on the bill for the last eight years. Steve was a natural collaborator and coalition builder and his work was critical in moving the bill forward, even while he held a full-time job in an unrelated field. Those who worked with Steve admired him and his steady commitment and positive outlook. We will miss him.

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