Treasurer Michael Frerichs Visits the Ray Graham Association

In March, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs stopped by the Ray Graham Association to meet with some of the disability services organization’s staff, leadership, and clients who are also IL ABLE Account owners. It was a wonderful visit that provided an opportunity to talk about programs like IL ABLE and the importance of financial literacy.

It’s Financial Literacy Month: Commit – or Re-commit – to Your Financial Wellness

Financial wellness is important for people with disabilities!

When people with disabilities think about financial wellness, they sometimes concentrate solely on federal benefits, such as SSI and Medicaid.  However, there are other things they can also consider when building a strong financial future, such as saving for an emergency or making a budget. The Illinois Treasurer’s Office offers tools that can help people with and without disabilities as they build financial practices and skills.  Read on to learn things that might help you during this Financial Literacy Month.

Remembering Judy Heumann   

Disability rights leader blazed trails for people with disabilities

IL ABLE honors the life and legacy of disability rights advocate Judy Heumann, who passed away on March 4 at age 75. Judy was a trailblazer for people with disabilities. Widely recognized as the mother of the disability rights movement, she dedicated her life to advocating for the rights of people with disabilities.