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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.

Illinois ABLE is Proud to Help Light it Up Blue to Raise Autism Awareness this month!

Illinois ABLE is proud to help Light it Up Blue to raise Autism Awareness this month!

Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is usually diagnosed before age 26.  As a result,  many individuals with Autism are eligible to own ABLE accounts and to save for the additional expenses that often accompany the disorder. Things such as behavioral intervention, speech and language and sensory integration therapies, or therapeutic equipment such as assistive communications devices, weighted vests or specialized diets.