Welcome to #ABLEtoSave Month 2021! This month-long campaign in August will provide information and resources about the ease, use and significance of ABLE accounts for people with disabilities. Together, we can increase awareness of ABLE accounts across the nation and expand the number of people with disabilities who benefit from ABLE programs.
Throughout August, the ABLE National Resource Center will host events and share ABLE tools, including: panels with our ABLE Ambassadors, podcasts, informational videos, “Ask an ABLE Account Owner” forums and more!
You can follow the #ABLEtoSave campaign on Facebook or Twitter by visiting the social media handle, @theABLENRC, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ABLEtoSave in any posts you share.
#ABLEtoSave Month is made possible with the support of our sponsors:
Prudential, CalABLE, TIAA, ABLEnow and ABLEAmerica.
Discover resources from each week of #ABLEtoSave:
Aug 2, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This facilitated panel discussion features our ABLE Ambassadors, who are ABLE account owners and family members, as they share their experiences setting up and having ABLE accounts. They will share what their ABLE account means to them as well as give advice to eligible ABLE account holders.
Aug 13, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Have a question about ABLE accounts? In this Question and Answer Session, ABLE account owners answered questions from the audience about keys to success in opening and managing ABLE accounts. Led by ABLE NRC’s Director, Miranda Kennedy, with other leading subject matter experts, this informative discussion will give you the keys to success with your ABLE account.
Aug 20, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Have a question about ABLE accounts? Learn about helpful tools and best practices to put information into action from our ABLE Ambassadors themselves. Hear from subject matter experts and ABLE account holders on their best practices for opening and managing an ABLE account.
Aug 27, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Have a question for family members of ABLE account owners? Join us for this question and answer session specifically focused on those who are circles of support to those eligible for an ABLE account. Subject matter experts will answer questions from the audience.
Aug 30, 2021 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
This facilitated panel discussion features our ABLE Ambassadors, who are ABLE account owners and family members, as they share how ABLE accounts have changed their lives. The panel will provide a recap of #ABLEtoSave Month and give advice on next steps to participants.
Week #1: Welcome to #ABLEtoSave Month
Week 1 of #ABLEtoSave Month is sponsored by Prudential.
Monday, August 2: Welcome to #ABLEtoSave Month: Panel Discussion with ABLE Ambassadors – View Archive
Tuesday, August 3: The ABLE Act and ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know – View the Micro-Training
Thursday, August 5: The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About ABLE:
- In English: Top 5 Things to Know About ABLE
- En Español: Cinco cosas que usted debe saber sobre las Cuentas ABLE
- American Sign Language (ASL) video: Information on ABLE in ASL
Week #2 : Opening an ABLE Account: Keys to Success
Week 2 of #ABLEtoSave Month is sponsored by Prudential.
Monday, August 9: The 5 Steps to Opening an ABLE Account – View Roadmap & Get Started
Tuesday, August 10: Podcast: Perspective on ABLE from Advocate and ABLE Account Owner Nathan Turner – Listen Now!
Thursday, August 12: These short videos will show you how to use the tools available on our website….
This video will walk you through the resources, tools and information available on the ABLE NRC’s website, which can help you open and make the most of your tax-advantaged ABLE savings account: ABLE NRC Website Overview
This video will explain the newest tools in our toolbox of resources to help you to understand an ABLE account: our Decision Guides! These decision guides are interactive tools that can help you with the choices you face while opening and using an ABLE account: Using the New ABLE Decision Guides
Friday, August 13: Thinking of opening an ABLE account? No matter where you live, you can open an ABLE account in any state that accepts outside residents into their program. And we can help you find the right fit! In this video, we’ll explain how to use our Comparison Tools to learn more about different state ABLE programs and pick which program is best for you. Choosing an ABLE Program: Using the State Program Comparison Tools
Ask an ABLE Account Owner Q&A: Keys to Success – View Archive
Week #3: Best Practices for ABLE-eligible Individuals and Working-age Adults
Monday, August 16: Podcast: Perspective on ABLE from Account Owner and Disability Advocate Hector Ramirez – Listen Now!
Tuesday, August 17: ASL Vlog: Insights on ABLE from a Deaf ABLE Account Owner (Video in American Sign Language) – Watch Video
Thursday, August 19: ABLE Decision Guide: ABLE Accounts and Working People with Disabilities
>Are you working or moving toward employment goals? The ABLE NRC has a decision guide that examines key issues facing an account owner as they seek to achieve maximum levels of independence through employment. View the Decision Guide.
Friday, August 20: Ask an ABLE Account Owner Q&A: Best Practices for Working-age Adults – View Archive
Week #4: Best Practices for ABLE Family Members and Circle of Support
Monday, August 23: Podcast: Perspective on ABLE from a Family Member and ABLE Subject Matter Expert – Listen Now!
Tuesday, August 24: BLOG: How a Pooled Special Needs Trust and ABLE Can Work Together to Close the Gap for SSI Recipients – Read the Blog
Thursday, August 26: An ABLE account receives contributions from the ABLE account owner and/or from other people. Take a look at at our Decision Guide on Finding the Funds to Save in an ABLE Account.
Friday, August 27: Live Q&A: Ask an ABLE Account Family Member about Best Practices for ABLE Family Members – (recording coming soon!)
Week #5: ABLE Account Call to Action: Next Steps to Achieve a Better Life Experience
Week 2 of #ABLEtoSave Month is sponsored by Prudential.
Monday, August 30: Panel Discussion: Next Steps to Achieve a Better Life Experience – (recording coming soon!)
Share #ABLEtoSave with others!
Use our flyer and informational handout to learn more about #ABLEtoSave Month 2021 and share this information with others.