Author: illinoistreasurer

For Planet Access Company…

…Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities Is in the Mission

This month, Illinois ABLE celebrates National Disability Employment Awareness Month. And there is no better way to celebrate than with  Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ visit to Planet Access Company (PAC) in Des Plaines, Illinois, where he saw first-hand how competitive employment of people with disabilities can empower employees and benefit the bottom line.

What Do Three Chicago-Area Families have in Common?

They are Making a Difference for Their Kids’ Futures

This month, Chicago Parent Magazine Special Parent issue features the Marchialettes, the Christensens and the Butlers,  three families that have different lives and different needs.  But they have two things in common:  they each have a child with a disability, and they are saving with Illinois ABLE accounts to ensure bright, fulfilling futures for their kids.

Read their Special Parent story here.

ILLINOIS ABLE ACCOUNT OWNERS WIN BIG IN THE SUMMER GAMES!

Illinois ABLE account owners turned up the heat when they competed in the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games in Normal, Illinois in June.  A big shout out goes to these special individuals who are building lifelong experiences of independence and belonging through Special Olympics Illinois and IL ABLE account ownership.