Dear Friend,

Today, I am proud to announce a new savings and investment program for New Yorkers with disabilities.

The NY ABLE Program allows New York State residents with disabilities to save money for their disability-related expenses without the risk of losing benefits from assistance programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Medicaid.

NY ABLE also provides tax advantages. Earnings on accounts can grow tax-free if funds are used for qualified disability expenses when withdrawn. Investment options can provide short-term or long-term savings based on the account owner's objectives, and a checking account and debit card can be used for convenient access to funds as needed.

To be eligible, an individual must be a New York State resident with a disability that was present before age 26 AND:
 

be eligible for SSI or SSDI; OR

be classified as blind; OR

have a significant disability documented by a physician; OR

have a disability that is included on the Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowances List.

One account per individual is permitted. Anyone can contribute to an individual's NY ABLE account. The maximum net contribution is $14,000 per year and the maximum account balance is $100,000.

For more information, including details regarding the terms and conditions of the NY ABLE program, go tomynyable.org or call our toll-free number (1-855-5NY-ABLE) weekdays from 8 AM to 8 PM.

We appreciate your assistance in getting the word out about this important, new program. Thank you.


 

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities is excited to announce the 2017-2018 event schedule! 

The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is a resource center associated with the University at Albany, SUNY which provides information and training on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) to school personnel, family members and community professionals that live and/or work with individuals (ages 4-21) with ASD.
 
For full details please view the PDF, by clicking here
 
 

 

2017 NYSARC, Inc. Guardianship Training Symposium

 

We are very excited to announce that registration is now open for our NYSARC Guardianship Training Symposium, which is scheduled from November 6-8, 2017, at the Sagamore Resort and Hotel in Bolton Landing, New York, and we are hopeful you will share this invitation with your staff. This year’s theme “Changing the Story: Guardianship and Evolving Alternatives”, is intended to be a bit more provocative and cutting edge. We are offering plenary sessions that will help strengthen the role, understanding, and responsibilities about decision making alternatives for people who support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, caregivers, corporate and individual guardians, advocates; as well as address health care decision making for people with developmental disabilities, with a particular emphasis on supported decision making. We have applied for up to 13.5 Continued Legal Education Credits this year!
 
We are trying to expand the audience as in past years, to people with developmental disabilities, family members, corporate guardianship coordinators and committee members; attorneys (advocates for people with developmental disabilities, hospital counsel, and program counsel); judges, court clerks, physicians, nurses, social workers, and other health care providers; quality assurance professionals; ethics committee members, legislators and other policy makers.
 
A block of rooms/lodges at a special reduced rate ($109, $129, $149, $169) has been set aside for this Conference that will be released to the public on October 5, 2017. Therefore we urge everyone to plan ahead and register as soon as possible.  Please click on the link below to review the agenda, to register for the conference and make your overnight accommodations:
 
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=memnpdeab&oeidk=a07ee8bfjr7a3a748c9
 

If you have any issues with the above link, please call 1-866-385-6221 and identify yourselves using the Promo Code of NYSARC0607.  Lodge Room fees are $109, $129, $149, and, $169 (depending on lodge style desired).  In addition to this information, the full program agenda will be provided as well.

 


 

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