Season’s Giving

Easy Ways to Make Holiday and Year-End Contributions to a Loved One’s Illinois ABLE Account

It happens every year.  As we enter the holiday season, many family and friends of loved ones with disabilities want to give them money to use to enjoy life or help with expenses. However, for years, family and friends have been told not to give their loved ones with disabilities money because it will put the loved one’s benefits at risk.

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.

News You Can Use

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.

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.