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Friday, March 11, 2016

ABLE Resource

The Politics of Autism includes a discussion of the ABLE Act.

A March 1 release from the ABLE National Resource Center:
The ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) announced today the launch of its inaugural website, The ANRC website will offer important information regarding the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014, a law which allows eligible individuals with disabilities and their families to open tax-advantaged accounts for the purposes of saving to cover the costs of disability-related expenses that assist in advancing their health, independence and/or quality of life.
The ANRC, founded and managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), aims to educate individuals with disabilities and their families, ABLE program administrators, financial institutions and other relevant stakeholders about the benefits of these new accounts and the potential they have to significantly improve the lives of what is estimated to be millions of eligible children and adults with disabilities in America.
The ABLE Act has the potential to be one of the most important laws approved by Congress since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990,” Michael Morris, founder of the ANRC and NDI Executive Director, said. “In 2016, we expect to see several states launch nationwide ABLE programs. The ANRC website will play a significant role in educating potential beneficiaries and their families as to which program is right for them.”
The ANRC website will provide:
  • State-by-state ABLE program development updates;
  • Side-by-side comparisons of ABLE program elements;
  • Informational ABLE videos;
  • Archived ABLE webinars and presentations;
  • Published research;
  • Summaries of policies, rules and regulations;
  • Frequently asked questions (FAQs); and
  • An online portal to submit questions to a panel of experts.
The website is sponsored with the generous support of Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo, First National Bank and Intuition ABLE Solutions.
The ANRC website can be found at For more information, please contact Chris Rodriguez, NDI Senior Public Policy Advisor, at