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ABLE National Resource Center Publishes Accomplishments and Outcomes Report

January 12, 2017
Source: ABLE National Resource Center

As we embark on the 2nd anniversary of the signing on the Stephen Beck Jr. Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) would like to take a moment to reflect on the tremendous amount of work that has been dedicated to the implementation of this transformative law and of the contributions made by the Center and its supporters.

With the aim of providing individuals with disabilities, their families and all other ABLE-related stakeholders with objective information and reliable technical assistance, the Center was developed just weeks after the ABLE Act was signed into law. Led by National Disability Institute (NDI), and supported by more than 25 of the country's most prominent national disability-related advocacy organizations, the Center quickly established its expertise by convening the greater disability community, federal agencies, financial institutions and potential ABLE program administrators.

Over these past two years, the Center has led conversations with federal regulators, including the Department of Treasury, to assist in the development of their proposed rules and regulations; worked with individual states across the country to pass more than 45 ABLE-related pieces of legislation; held monthly ANRC meetings among the disability community; launched the country’s most comprehensive and interactive ABLE-related website; reached thousands through its bi-monthly webinars; presented at various national conferences about the benefits of the ABLE Act; and much more.

With 2016 marking the launch of the nation's first ABLE programs, and 2017 promising to significantly increase the number of options for beneficiaries, the Center could not be more enthusiastic about the opportunities that lie ahead for people with disabilities, and their families, in their ability to save for a brighter future.

The Center is extremely grateful to our generous financial supporters: Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, First National Bank and Intuition ABLE Solutions, and looks forward to another successful year.

Additionally, the Center would like to thank both Catherine and Natalie Beck and Alex Ghenis for sharing their experience as ABLE account owners.

We invite you to read more about the Center's accomplishments, many of which you have all contributed to, by reading our Accomplishments and Outcomes Report [PDF, 12 pgs.].

For information on how to be more involved with the Center, please contact Chris Rodriguez at crodriguez@ndi-inc.org.

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