From the Director
As I reflect on CalABLE's storied history, I am proud of what has been achieved to help individuals with disabilities have power over their money.
In this Issue
CalABLE Ambassadors live with a disability, care for a family member with a disability, or are passionate about spreading the word about CalABLE across California. Meet our Ambassadors.
Six years ago, Stephen Beck Jr. Clicking "Stephen Beck Jr." opens an article on the Fox 5 website about the origin of ABLE accounts. challenged Congress with a personal problem: his daughter, who had Down Syndrome and received Supplemental Security Income (SSI), was prohibited from saving money. Any income exceeding basic living expenses cut off her benefits.
On October 1, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released a final draft of regulations for ABLE accounts.
Like most in-person events in 2020, the National Association of State Treasurers (NAST) Link takes you to the official National Association of State Treasurers website. Annual Legislative Conference to be held in San Diego was canceled. In lieu of convening in-person, NAST hosted five 90-minute streaming sessions throughout October with extended conversations and networking.
The AchievABLE™ Corner
“…concentrate on things your disability doesn't prevent you doing well, and don't regret the things it interferes with. Don't be disabled in spirit as well as physically.”
Stephen W. Hawking