DECEMBER 19: Celebrating the Fifth Anniversary of ABLE with ABLE JeoPARODY

December 19, 2019 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET

December 19 will be the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law. The ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC) invites you to join us as we celebrate this momentous occasion by sharing important ABLE facts and updates in a fun and festive way through our ABLE JeoPARODY Game Show. This fresh take on Jeopardy will feature three working-age ABLE account owners competing for cash prizes into their ABLE accounts using what they know (or think they know) about ABLE. They will be competing to win. We hope you will join us to cheer them on and to celebrate and solidify your own knowledge around how to increase your financial stability through ABLE.

Our JeoPARODY Game Show host will be Michael Morris, founder of National Disability Institute. ABLE account contestants will include:

  • Taylor Carty, a student with Cerebral Palsy who is using ABLE to support her goal of becoming a pediatric physician and for other big-ticket items and future expenses.
  • Emily Munson, a disability rights attorney with Spinal Muscular Atrophy who is using her ABLE account to support accommodations needed for international travel and to save for a down payment on a wheelchair-accessible home.
  • Hector Ramirez, an individual with Autism and Bipolar disorder who serves as a board member on national disability rights networks and state-level behavioral health councils. Ze is also a Latino Chiricahua Apache member of the LGBTQ community who battled homelessness for decades. Hector purchased a home in May of 2019 using hir ABLE account.

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