There is still time to contribute for 2023.
The Holiday Season is upon us and it’s easy to get swept up in the festivities! But remember: Now is a good time to open or contribute to an IL ABLE Account and make the most of your Account savings before the year ends.
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Watch and hear how Etienne’s parents are saving for his future with his IL ABLE Account
It’s never too early to start saving money for the future of a child with a disability. Etienne’s parents are thinking ahead with their son’s IL ABLE Account.
Read More “Meet Daniel and Son, Etienne”
IL ABLE Brochure Now Available in Spanish
The IL ABLE “Students with IEPs” brochure is now available in Spanish! Now special education staff can meet the needs of their Spanish-speaking students, parents, and guardians by sharing this version of the brochure at the student’s annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting.
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Watch how he “Makes It Happen with His IL ABLE Account”
Receiving public benefits shouldn’t be a barrier to working. Check out Michael’s story: he works and maintains his benefits while saving money with his IL ABLE Account.
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Pre-recorded webinar ABLE Savings Plans Network (ASPN) webinar – ABLE Accounts: A New Tool to Support People with Disabilities – Your Employees & Your Community, is now available.
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Training for employment is front and center.
Treasurer Frerichs visited Chicago’s Gateway to Learning (GTL) recently to observe participants with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they build job skills in food preparation, baking, and serving customers in GTL’s commercial kitchen and Dorothy’s Can-Do Bakery & Cafe. While there he heard first-hand from the program’s participants about their work and the impact of GTL’s programs.
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Celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and help advance workforce access and equity.
Every October, we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the diverse contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. With NDEAM’s theme “Advancing Access & Equity” this month is a good time for workplaces to recognize and ensure that people with disabilities, have equal opportunity to contribute their skills and talents in the workplace – that means inclusive employment and workplace policies that benefit employees and employers alike.
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Treasurer Frerichs visit’s the Open Door Rehabilitation Center’s Lemon Shake Up Stand
A few raindrops didn’t get in the way of Treasurer Frerichs having a great time visiting the Open Door Rehabilitation Center’s (ODRC) Lemon Shakeup stand at the Sandwich Fair on September 8. While there, the Treasurer met with staff, volunteers, and clients of the disability services organization, some of whom own IL ABLE accounts. ODRC has a long history of serving fresh lemonade and pizza at the Sandwich Fair every year.
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Students with IEPs to receive IL ABLE information at their annual meeting.
Parents, guardians, and others who support students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) should be provided with the IL ABLE brochure in their student’s annual IEP meeting. Starting with this school year, schools are now required to provide IL ABLE information to students and their supporters at their annual IEP meeting.
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Watch and hear how they “Make It Happen with Their IL ABLE Account”
IL ABLE’s “I Make it Happen with My IL ABLE Account” video campaign has launched! Six IL ABLE Account Owners share their stories about the benefits of owning an IL ABLE Account. A new video story will be released each month featuring IL ABLE Account Owners talking about how they use the money in their IL ABLE Accounts.
Read More “IL ABLE Account Owners Tell Their Stories”