Recent graduate from U.C., Berkeley with a Bachelor's in Molecular & Cell Biology. Currently a volunteer and research assistant at Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital in Santa Barbara, CA. ABLE funds are being saved for medical school.
After a nationwide search, during which we were privileged to hear so many powerful and compelling ABLE stories from scores of ABLE account owners and their family members, we are proud to introduce our 2019 ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC) Ambassadors.
Our Ambassadors represent a diverse selection of ABLE programs, types of disabilities, geographic locations, ages, gender, race and ethnicity, along with a wide range of ABLE goals.
The role of our ABLE NRC Ambassadors is to act as national spokespersons, providing a human face to ABLE. During 2019, our Ambassadors will share their knowledge and success using their ABLE accounts with millions of other ABLE-eligible individuals. Our Ambassadors will be using their own lived experiences and personal stories to motivate others to take advantage of the transformative benefits of being an ABLE account owner.
Advocate for children and adults with sickle-cell disease. Son receives Social Security Disability Benefits. ABLE funds are being saved for a communications device, durable medical equipment and an accessible vehicle.
Retired United States Air Force veteran with a Bachelor's in Finance and Account Management. ABLE funds are being saved for housing expenses.
Assistant Director of Sheltering Tree L'Arche Omaha and member of the National Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition. Worked on ENABLE program development and her son was the first ENABLE account owner in Nebraska. ABLE funds are for son's dream of living in his own house with a backyard.
Provides emergency psychiatry in the local VA Hospital Emergency Department and outpatient psychiatry in a VA outpatient clinic. ABLE funds are an investment account for son’s medical, educational and investment needs.
Disability rights attorney for Indiana’s Protection and Advocacy Agency. ABLE funds are being saved for durable medical equipment and a down payment on a house.
Latino Chiricahua Apache, Two Spirits on the Board of Directors for Disability Rights California and National Disability Rights Network. ABLE funds are being saved to maintain a safety net while working to be self-sufficient.
Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Dale Law Firm. Son, Scott, has an internship at the Double Tree Hotel in Pleasanton, CA. through Project Search. ABLE funds are being used pay for Scott’s full share of “in kind support and maintenance” expenses in order to maximize SSI payout. Son also has a SNT.
Law student who is a Senior Accessibility Consultant in Minneapolis, MN for Thomson Reuters. ABLE funds are being saved for retirement.