Issue 36 – June 2017
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FACT OF THE MONTH

Working-age people with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be living in poverty
as those without disabilities.

What's New?

Members of Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

On April 5, a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress introduced a package of bills aimed at enhancing the benefits provided through the Stephen Beck Jr., Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act. This package of bills consists of the following three pieces of proposed legislation: The ABLE Age Adjustment Act, the ABLE Financial Planning Act and the ABLE to Work Act. Learn more about these proposed changes and how they could increase financial inclusion opportunities for people with disabilities.

Did You Know...

NDI operates the LEAD Center. The LEAD Center focuses on promoting innovation in policy, employment and economic empowerment to advance individual and systems level change for all people with disabilities.

Partner Spotlight

This month’s partner spotlight is Connect For Success, based in Seattle, Washington. Connect for Success is a partnership between a group of employers and a local community service provider (Cares of Washington), with the goal of reducing employee turnover and increasing productivity by eliminating the obstacles that keep people from performing their best at work. Learn more about Connect for Success.

Take Action

Check out the Employment First website, managed by the LEAD Center. The purpose of this user-friendly site is to share information on state policies, practices, technical assistance initiatives and outcomes that are focused directly or indirectly on the employment of individuals with disabilities.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

6/26/17 – 3:00-4:30 PM ET
LEAD CENTER WEBINAR:
Guided Group Discovery: Paving the Way to Employment

6/28/17 – 3:00-4:30 PM ET
WISE WEBINAR: Ticket to Work for Young Adults

7/12/17 – 3:00-4:00 PM ET
REI NETWORK WEBINAR: Asset Building Through Assistive Technology

7/20/17 – 3:00-4:00 PM ET
ADEN WEBINAR: Introducing the American Dream EN
(No Registration Required for this Webinar)

THE LATEST ON THE BLOG

"Widening the Pathways to Financial Inclusion"
Written by Michael Morris,
NDI Executive Director,
for HuffPost

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