Looks like the time for the webinar with the Ligas attorneys may change. I will keep you posted. In the meantime, please fill out the financial information survey.

I had quite a day on advocacy issues in Chicago on Tuesday.

It started with a meeting with the Ligas attorneys with a frank discussion on the importance of documenting how low community rates are doing harm to Ligas Class Members and others.

The Arc’s Public Policy Committee met to discuss current disability legislation including the House and Senate Wage Bills.

We then met with the leadership of Uber to talk about important transportation issues for people with intellectual disabilities. Many services are being considered to make Uber a viable transportation option for people with IDD. More on this as our talks progress.

Wednesday, I was in Naperville meeting with The Arc Education Committee. We are developing a plan to advance individual and family advocacy training. This is exciting!

Important information on ABLE accounts from our good friends at Rubin Law below.

Tony
 

ABLE ACCOUNT?

Many of you have probably heard about “ABLE” accounts. The concept is for individuals with disabilities to have a tax-free savings account similar to a 529 College Savings Plan (ABLE accounts will be “529A” accounts). However, while an ABLE account may be a very useful additional “tool” in some circumstances, an ABLE account may not be as useful as first thought for many families of individuals with disabilities.

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Tony Paulauski
Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
20901 S. LaGrange Rd. Suite 209
Frankfort, IL 60423
815-464-1832 (OFFICE)
 
Tony@thearcofil.org