Event Details
Event Title ABLE ACCOUNTS: A Key to Financial Stability for People with Intellectual, Developmental, or other Disabilities
Location Online
Sponsor Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (CIDD)
Date/Time 10/13/2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Debbie Reinhartsen Debbie.Reinhartsen@cidd.unc.edu
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Presenters will discuss how ABLE accounts help to increase the financial well-being of persons with a disability.  They will review ABLE program implementation, what an ABLE account is and how it can be used.  The presentation and discussion will include examples of use by ABLE account owners, in addition to resources for individuals, service providers and employers.


Learning objectives

1.     Understand the possibility for financial well-being by opening an ABLE account

2.     Get an overview of opening and using an ABLE account

3.     Review resources that aid in understanding and using ABLE accounts, and informing others about ABLE Accounts as an individual, family member, service provider or employer


Cheryl Walfall-Flagg, a parent of young men on the autism spectrum focuses her passion on supporting individuals and families by sharing information.  She is an ABLE National Resource Center 2021 ABLE BIPOC Ambassador, NC ABLE Advocate, 2019 CIDD LEND Fellow, parent member of Rethinking Guardianship, and Access Family Support Health Information Center Advisory Board. 

Miranda Kennedy has been with the National Disability Institute since 2006, after working on some transformative disability employment pilot projects in her home state of Colorado.  At the national level, Miranda served as Director of Training for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Disability Employment Initiative (DEI).  In 2018 she came on board as Director of NDI’s ABLE National Resource Center, (ABLE NRC).
Sean Flagg is an ABLE account owner and 2021 graduate of Rolesville High School. He will attend Wake Technical Community College to further his goal of obtaining a degree in film making.

UNC - Chapel Hill