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ABLE Accounts

ABLE Accounts are tax-advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities and their families,  2016 marks the first year in which ABLE accounts will be available to qualified beneficiaries.    Here are two resources we recommend:   ABLE Accounts: 10 Things You Should Know and Becoming ABLE Ready.





Beach Center on Disability

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Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.


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Data Resource Center for Child and Adolescent Health

Website allows users to search and display charts and tabular findings from individual survey items as well as derived key child health measures from these valuable data sources. The user-friendly site can even display state profiles, rankings, and information for key demographic groups (e.g., child's age, sex, race and ethnicity, household income, insurance status and type), all free-of-charge and available 24 hours a day.

The Data Resource Center can also provide phone- or email-based technical assistance for any request - whether you are framing research, identifying needed advocacy work, setting policy, writing an article, or just want to talk about the data or surveys in more depth.


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Exceptional Parent Magazine

Provides information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them.


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Fair Housing Enforcement Project: Right to Emotional Support and Service Animals in Rental Housing

By Legal Assistance of Western New York, Inc.


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History Lesson

By Janice Fitzgerald, Executive Director


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MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network

National Parent to Parent network organization for parents or care providers of a child with any disability, rare or not so rare disorder, chromosomal abnormality or health condition.


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Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass: National Resource Center for Parents with Disabilities. This National Center is funded by the National Institute on Disability Research and Rehabilitation (NIDRR), U.S. Department of Education.


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To Look To The Future We Have To Remember The Past

By Janice Fitzgerald, Executive Director


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Verizon Center for Customers with Disabilities

Provides communication resources for people who have low vision or blindness, hearing loss or deafness, or cognitive, speech or mobility impairments. Representatives are experienced in the use of all equipment offered, from Teletypewriters and Amplified Telephones to Large Number and Cordless phones. Also other services such as Braille and large-print phone bills.


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When Mars and Venus Share A “Special” Asteroid

By Sandra Peters, Regional Coordinator


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