Show Me the Money! Webinar Series - Part 3: Understanding ABLE Accounts: Advancing Self-Sufficiency for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families

Event Date/Time: 

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
2:00 PM EDT - 3:30 PM EDT


Web with real-time captioning available


The Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, invites you to the third webinar in a three-part series,Show Me the Money! -- This informative three-part webinar series will explore topics including: Part 1 - Creating a Culture of Financial Inclusion and Access; Part 2 - Money Smart, a financial education tool developed by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC); and Part 3 - Understanding ABLE accounts. Our presenters include representatives of Regions Bank, the FDIC, and state ABLE programs.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has four foundational goals "equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities." In a letter to the “ADA@25: Economic Advancement and Financial Inclusion Summit,” former President George H.W. Bush stated, “Since the passage of the ADA, our country has made progress in ‘assuring equality of opportunity, full participation, Independent living in economic self-sufficiency.&rsquo There remains, however, more work to be done to ensure the financial health and future of individuals living with disabilities.”

The Southeast ADA Center is committed to addressing the barriers to economic self-sufficiency and financial inclusion for people with disabilities. Equal opportunity must include: facility and virtual access to banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions; options to build the knowledge and skills necessary to make informed financial decisions; access to financial education and coaching; affordable and accessible financial services and products; inclusion in career pathways; and the ability to save and build assets.

The three webinars in the Show Me the Money! Webinar Series:

  1. Archive
    Creating a Culture of Financial Inclusion and Access

  2. Archive
    Money Smart:A Tool to Foster Greater Economic Inclusion Among Individuals with Disabilities

  3. Thursday - March 22, 2018
    Understanding ABLE Accounts: Advancing Self-Sufficiency for Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families

    The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act was signed into law in December 2014. Presenters from three state ABLE programs in the U.S. Southeast Region — Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky — will discuss the benefits and opportunities of opening an ABLE account. Individuals with disabilities and their friends and families can contribute to an ABLE account that grows tax free and will not impact adversely resource tested public benefits. Join us to learn more about state ABLE programs and the use of funds for qualified disability expenses. Contributing to an ABLE account is making a down payment on freedom and better quality of life experiences.

Webinar Platform

There is no charge for these webinars, but registration is required.

During the webinar, real-time captioning will be available within the web dinar platform. At the end of the webinar, you will also be able to submit questions using the Question and Answer (Q&A) feature within the webinar platform.

You will receive an email prior to the webinar with information and a link on how to join the webinar. We strongly suggest that you test your computer system prior to the webinar by following the instructions provided to you.

NOTE: The Southeast ADA Center has moved to Zoom for our webinar platform. More information will be provided via email with the link to join the webinar after you register. You may also visit the Zoom website to install the Zoom client download Center for Zoom - PC, Mac, Mobile or the link:

From the Sponsor: 

Region 4 - Southeast ADA Center


Employer, People with Disabilities


Education, General ADA Information, Other Laws