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Did You Know?

Did You Know? There are approximately 2.9 million family caregivers of persons with I/DD in the U.S. According to The Arc’s Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) survey, most of these family caregivers provide more than 40 hours of care... Continue Reading 

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Planning for the future

What happens to people with I/DD who rely on a family caregiver once that person is gone? Having a plan for the future is critical, but most don’t have one. Learn more about their experiences. The Family & Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Community Report 2017, done in partnership with RTC on Community Living, is available here: https://bit.ly/2liontR

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What to Know Before Opening an ABLE Account

By Susan Johnston Taylor via US News The total annual contribution limit for an ABLE Account is $14,000, in keeping with the federal gift tax exclusion limit. “One of the biggest benefits [of ABLE Accounts] is that it allows individuals to save for their futures without jeopardizing their SSI and Medicaid benefits,” said Rodriguez. Take a look at these questions to consider before setting up an ABLE Account: https://bit.ly/2KmGmdD

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