Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Christie, Legislature help New Jerseyans with Down syndrome make progress | Opiniono

This year, New Jerseyans with Down syndrome and their families have more to celebrate than usual.

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed into law the bipartisan Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, which will help people with disabilities save for the future and promote financial independence. New Jersey is also leading the way by banning discrimination against people with disabilities when determining who receives organ transplants.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Congress May Consider Tweaks To ABLE Accounts

Federal lawmakers are already looking to expand the eligibility and capabilities of a new type of savings account for people with disabilities.

A package of three bills introduced this month in Congress would offer extra flexibility to individuals with disabilities using accounts created under the Achieving a Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act.