CalABLE Quarterly

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July 2020
Dante Allen
Dante Allen
Executive Director

From the Director

Did you know that a higher percentage of workers with disabilities are employed in essential positions such as agricultural, public administration, manufacturing and retail than people without disabilities?

In this Issue

Your COVID-19 Aid

On March 27, 2020 President Donald J. Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act—CARES Act. Because there are over 800 pages of direction for federal departments and agencies contained within this act, we have provided a few resources to strike-through the technical jargon.

Essential Salutes

California is home to the largest direct-care workforce in the country. Over a half million workers support older adults and people with disabilities every day across the U.S. Let’s take this moment to clap our hands, bang pots and pans, say a word, shout to the sky—anything to shine light on the essential women and men serving the disability community during these COVID-19 days.

Your Financial Safety

The IRS’s Criminal Investigation Division is tracking a wave of new criminal schemes—scammers using your stimulus check to steal personal identifying information. Beware.

Cause for Celebration

"The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) broke down barriers to opportunity for millions of American workers," U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia said. "On this anniversary, we recognize and celebrate the access to opportunity created by the ADA."

Drumroll Please!

I am proud to announce that CalABLE is launching an Ambassador Program. The objective is simple: educate, promote and support the value CalABLE can add to the lives of Californians with disabilities and their families.

The AchievABLE Corner

CalABLE teamed up with the National Disability Institute (NDI) to provide the information you need to manage your CalABLE account. No matter where you are in the process—if you are considering opening a CalABLE account, ready to open a CalABLE account, or already using your CalABLE account—NDI has tools and resources in its AchievABLE Corner to help you maximize the potential of your account.