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Thursday, 27 September, 2018

National Disability Institute, Wells Fargo Release New Financial Education Guides for People with Disabilities

Recognizing that financial education is an important first step to financial stability and independence, National Disability Institute (NDI) and Wells Fargo released 15 quick financial education reference guides and five supplemental guides for people with disabilities. The new guides are designed to provide financial educators, American Job Centers, Vocational Rehabilitation and community-based organizations access to resources and tools specifically for persons with disabilities. The disability-specific materials complement existing Hands on Banking® instructor guides for young adults, adults and entrepreneurs.

The 15 quick financial education reference guides provide easy-to-read statistics, information and resources for individuals with disabilities who may experience common barriers that relate to employment, medical benefits, transportation, money management, home ownership and other barriers as they take steps toward financial well-being and self-sufficiency. 

The five disability supplemental guides cover disability sensitivity and information for educators and instructors of young adults, 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 Wells Fargo’s Hands on Banking program also are provided.

In addition to the quick reference and disability supplemental guides, NDI and Wells Fargo developed a companion, three-part webinar series. The webinar series is focused on guiding individuals to a life of employment, savings and asset development. To view the webinar series, please visit www.realeconomicimpact.org/resources/webinar-archive.

NDI is the first national nonprofit dedicated to building a better economic future for people with disabilities. To learn more, please visit realeconomicimpact.org.

About Hands on Banking

Hands on Banking is a free, engaging, non-commercial financial education and capability program available in both English and Spanish that teaches people, in all stages of life, about the basics of responsible money management, including how to create a budget, save and invest, borrow responsibly, buy a home and establish a small business. To learn more about Hands on Banking, please visit handsonbanking.org/ndi. The creation of these materials was supported with a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

About National Disability Institute 

National Disability Institute (NDI) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to building a better economic future for people with disabilities. The first national organization committed exclusively to championing economic empowerment, financial education, asset development and financial stability for all persons with disabilities, NDI affects change through public education, policy development, training, technical assistance and innovative initiatives. NDI and itsReal Economic Impact (REI) Network have helped more than 2.3 million people with disabilities receive nearly $2.3 billion in tax refunds and credits. To learn more, visit www.realeconomicimpact.org. Engage with NDI on Facebook:RealEconImpact or follow NDI on Twitter:@RealEconImpact.

About Wells Fargo 

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.9 trillion in assets. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, investment and mortgage products and services, as well as consumer and commercial finance, through 8,050 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 38 countries and territories to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 26 on Fortune’s 2018 rankings of America’s largest corporations. For more information, visit www.wellsfargo.com. 




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