AUCD Webinar Series "Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Accounts: What You Need to Know"

September 27, 2018

Webinar Series Description

AUCD is partnering with the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) to deliver two webinars for network members and partners about the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law in 2014. This law provided people with disabilities the opportunity to establish tax-advantaged accounts for saving money in ways that have little to no impact on eligibility for public benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Medicaid.

While the potential benefits of ABLE accounts are significant, many questions remain. This series will provide important context, share practical answers and address future considerations.

It is sponsored by AUCD's UCEDD Resource Center (URC) and Interdisciplinary Technical Assistance Center on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (ITAC), with support from AUCD's Policy Committee, the Council on Leadership in Advocacy (COLA), and the National Training Directors Council (NTDC).


  • ABLE Basics: How it Works
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

    This webinar will inform self-advocates, family members, and other interested individuals
    about the basics of ABLE accounts. 



  • ABLE: The Big Picture
    Thursday, October 18 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

    This webinar will use the ABLE Act as an ongoing case study in disability policy, from l
    egislation development and passage to implementation, evaluation, and revision.  




Please Note:

  • There is NO cost for this webinar.
  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.
  • You can test your connection to AdobeConnect prior to the scheduled time by visiting this test webpage.
  • For disability accommodations email Anna Costalas or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.
  • This webinar will be archived.