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Capitol Correspondence - 04.28.17

LEAD Center Sponsors Online Dialogue on ABLE Act – Through May 12

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The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act allows states to establish programs that offer tax advantaged savings accounts, known as ABLE accounts, to qualified individuals with disabilities. The LEAD Center is holding an online dialogue, “The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes,” to help potential ABLE account owners, their families, and those who provide them with various supports and services to better understand and create plans for how these accounts can be used to assist youth and adults with disabilities in securing and maintaining competitive integrated employment. Dialogue topics include how ABLE accounts can be used to support employment or self-employment/entrepreneurship, and how ABLE accounts can be used to increase economic empowerment and financial self-sufficiency. The dialogue is open through May 12.

• Register to participate in the ABLE Act online dialogue