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Wednesday, 01 November, 2017

National Disability Institute Releases New Financial Education Reference Guides

National Disability Institute (NDI), supported by a grant from Wells Fargo Foundation, today released two sets of financial education materials that provide disability specific information for educators who provide services to people who have disabilities. The reference guides provide information and resources for individuals with disabilities who may experience barriers related to employment, medical benefits, transportation, money management, home ownership and other issues as they take steps toward financial well-being and self-sufficiency. The disability supplemental guides cover disability sensitivity and information for educators and instructors of adults, young adults and entrepreneurs with disabilities. Topics include employment, work supports, money management, protected savings and other items relevant to developing financial capability. Numerous tips, tools, resources and links to Hands on Banking® also provided.

In 2016, NDI and Wells Fargo created the Integrating Financial Education Programs into the American Job Centers and Community-based Organizations Toolkit, which features six steps towards integrating financial education into existing workforce development and community-based programs. The Toolkit serves as a guide to integrating financial education within American Job Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation and community-based organizations that provide services to people with disabilities and their family members. Resources specific to the needs of people who have disabilities are also highlighted.

Hands on Banking is sponsored and developed by Wells Fargo and offers free, non-commercial resources available in English and Spanish to help people learn how to effectively manage their money and set financial goals.

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