In a letter (attached below) dated August 9, Easterseals expressed support for the Disability Community Act of 2016 (H.R. 5902). Easterseals is a national organization that provides services, education, outreach and adovacy on behalf of people with autism and other disabilities. In the letter, Easterseals notes that "the fiscal reality of state Medicaid reimbursment is grim...fail[ing] to meet the full costs of program services." The organization supports the temporary increase in federal Medicaid funding to permit providers to meet the increased costs of compliance with new federal rules. ANCOR has a long history of collaborating with Easterseals' national office and appreciates the support of the DCA.