Governor Raimondo Signs “ABLE ACT” into RI Law

Governor Raimondo signs the ABLE Act into lawThe “Achieving a Better Life Experience” (ABLE) account program for individuals with disabilities federally recognized investment accounts similar to 529 college savings programs.

See Governor’s Press Release: http://www.ri.gov/press/view/25447
For more information on the ABLE Act: http://www.ndss.org/Advocacy/Legislative-Agenda/Creating-an-Economic-Future-for-Individuals-with-Down-Syndrome/Achieving-a-Better-of-Life-Experience-ABLE-Act/

Preserving the Right to Self-determination: Supported Decision-Making

photo of Aaron Bishop, Commissioner of Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilitiesphoto of Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for AgingBy Aaron Bishop, Commissioner, Administration for Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Edwin Walker, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aging

“The goal of the Administration for Community Living is to maximize the independence and well-being of older adults and people with disabilities. We are proud to be a leader in exploring alternatives to guardianship. We believe supported decision-making poses the most promising and flexible model.”

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By Attorney Thomas Coleman

Federal VOTE PLANNED For December 2014 on TAX-FREE Disability Savings Accounts

Call our RI and national Congressional Members to VOTE FOR this very important Federal Bill (The ABLE Act) in the next few weeks which will allow people with disabilities to have up to $100,000.00 in a tax free account WITHOUT jeopardizing their benefits.

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Newly Married RI Couple Featured in New York Times Article “A Couple Gaining Independence, and Finding a Bond”

 

Lori Sousa knew Peter Maxmean was her soul mate when they first met, and now they are showing how people with intellectual disabilities can live, work and thrive in a community…

Video by Kassie Bracken on October 4, 2014. Story by Dan Barry. Photo by Ángel Franco/The New York Times.