…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.
Read More “For Planet Access Company…”
You opened doors and lifted possibilities.
Marca Bristo was a devoted advocate, feminist, disability rights leader, role model, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who dedicated her life and career to becoming a powerful advocate and ally for people with disabilities.
Read More “Thank you, Marca”
True or False? Because of the Medicaid Clawback, you shouldn’t open an ABLE account. False!
Read More “Back to School on Medicaid “Clawback””
Join Illinois’ First Financial Wellness Training for Disability
The National Disability Institute, with the support of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, brings Illinoisans the first in a three-part financial wellness training series for families and self-advocates with disabilities in Illinois.
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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.
New Flexibility Is Here to Open an IL ABLE Account
Are you a Guardian of an adult with a disability? Have you tried to open an Illinois ABLE account as an Authorized Individual for the adult, but didn’t have the right Guardianship documents to complete the enrollment?
Read More “Guardians of Adults and Illinois ABLE Accounts”
Illinois ABLE Checks in with an Account Owner
Last year, IL ABLE account owner Tim had just finished college when he told his story about having his IL ABLE account. With a year of life and IL ABLE experience under his belt, we check back in with Tim this month to get an update:
Read More “Where Is He Now?”
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.
Read More “ILLINOIS ABLE ACCOUNT OWNERS WIN BIG IN THE SUMMER GAMES!”
It’s time to increase eligibility from age 26 to 46!
Countless people with disabilities have asked us at IL ABLE, “Why did my disability have to happen before I turned 26 to make me eligible for an ABLE account? This seems so arbitrary and excludes so many people with disabilities.”
Read More “3 Ways Raising ABLE Age will help People with Disabilities”
The information you need about the Illinois ABLE Plan is at your fingertips
Read More “Check out these easy ways to learn about Illinois ABLE”