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The House Republicans passed a bill last week to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. While the bill must still obtain Senate approval to move forward, it contains several provisions that are concerning to the disability community.

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World Autism Awareness Day
March 31, 2017
United Nations, New York City  

“All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” – Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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For many families, creating a college plan for a child with disabilities is a challenging process. Finding the right school that addresses your child’s specific needs requires a great deal of research. The added layer of costs for higher education makes for a more stressful experience. However, these 6 college scholarships can help bring financial relief for students with learning disabilities in or applying to college.

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INTEREST PERIOD—January 8-January 31

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education & The Department of Developmental Services (DESE/DDS) Program helps provide in-home and community based therapeutic support to students ages 6-17. Eligible participants must show a need for services that prevent a restrictive, out of home residential placement. This program also helps support services for families whose child attended a residential school and has since returned home, logo

When it comes to money, the everyday expenses for people with disabilities can be overwhelming for both the mind and wallet. Fortunately, those at CouponChief have created a resource for people with disabilities that helps them find special offers and discounts in their area.

Their approach to these types of discounts is: “‘As with our other guides,

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Tuesday, November 15 (2:00pm-3:30pm EST) – The ABLE National Resource Center will host a free webinar on how ABLE recipients and families can better understand the investment side of owning and maintaining an ABLE account.

ABLE stands for Achieving a Better Life Experience. ABLE accounts were created in 2014 to give people with disabilities and their families an option to save money without risking the loss of important benefits like SSI. 

As parents, place your own financial security first on your list

The financial planning process for families caring for children or adults with disabilities may seem overwhelming. We have been there both personally and professionally. To make the process easier, we break it down into what we call the Five Factors of Special Needs Financial Planning™: financial, government benefits, legal, family & support, and emotional.

Touching on each of these factors,