Issue 35 – May 2017
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FACT OF THE MONTH

Almost half of households with disabilities have no credit and are twice as likely to lack credit as households without disabilities.

What's New?

Report Finds Adults with Disabilities Remain Outside the Economic Mainstream 

National Disability Institute (NDI) released a new report titled Banking Status and Financial Behaviors of Adults with Disabilities. The report finds that, in the 27 years since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law, ensuring all individuals with disabilities the opportunity to achieve “economic self-sufficiency,” this population still faces numerous financial hurdles and roadblocks to financial inclusion.
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Did You Know...

NDI manages the American Dream Employment Network (ADEN). ADEN provides support to American Job Centers, Employers, Community Rehabilitation Providers and other interested Community Partners, from across the country, in providing high quality services to Social Security disability beneficiaries through Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Ticket to Work program.

Partner Spotlight

This month’s partner spotlight is the Boston Tax Help Coalition. The Boston Tax Help Coalition helps individuals build pathways from poverty to financial empowerment through free tax preparation, financial education and economic stability opportunities. Learn more about the Boston Tax Help Coalition.

Take Action

The Workforce Initiative recently released the Disability Employment and Inclusion "DIY Guide"  to help companies recruit, hire and retain employees with disabilities. This guide will help you go from "how" to "hired" in seven steps.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

5/19/17
ONLINE DIALOGUE:
The ABLE Act: A Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes

5/24/17 – 2:00-3:30 PM ET
ANRC WEBINAR: Understanding Saving and Investor Choices for ABLE Account Owners

5/24/17 – 3:00-4:30 PM ET
WISE WEBINAR: Ticket to Work for People with a
Mental Illness: Support on Your Journey to Employment

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