Illinois Treasurer on the Road and on the Airwaves

Spotlight on how IL ABLE empowers people with disabilities

In October, which was National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs took to the road and across the airwaves to meet with people and share information about IL ABLE, a program that empowers persons with disabilities who are working to save more and maintain their public benefits.

Illinois State Treasurer Honors National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Vocational training is what it’s all about.

To celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs visited several disability service organizations in October, including Hope Vocational Academy and Sparc, both in the Springfield, IL area.  While there learned about their respective vocational training programs and the organizations’ support services for people with disabilities. The Treasurer spoke about the value of working and the advantages of being able to save money and protect federal benefits with an IL ABLE Account.

Treasurer Frerichs Visits Open Door Rehabilitation Center at the Sandwich Fair

September 8 was a picture-perfect day when Treasurer Frerichs paid a visit to the Open Door Rehabilitation Center’s (ODRC) Lemon Shakeup stand at the Sandwich Fair.  The Treasurer met with staff, volunteers, and clients of the disability services organization, some of whom own IL ABLE accounts. A favorite among clients, ODRC serves up delicious lemonade and pizza at the Sandwich Fair every year.

Illinois Family Dreams Big with IL ABLE Account

Pisani family saves for short and long-term disability expenses

IL ABLE accounts can help people with disabilities save money for a variety of expenses, from everyday groceries to planning for larger purchases that improve quality of life and increase independence for the Account Owner. The editors of accessABLE News & Updates recently connected with Special Olympics Illinois athlete and IL ABLE Account Owner Louis Pisani and his mom Kish to learn about how IL ABLE helps Louis save for his future and build his independence.