December 19, 2019 – 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. ET
December 19 was the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act into law. The ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC) invited you to join us as we celebrated 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 featured 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 competed to win.
Our JeoPARODY Game Show host was Michael Morris, founder of National Disability Institute. ABLE account contestants included:
- 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 is using hir ABLE account towards stable housing.