The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly caused hardships in many areas of society, and the disability community is no different. As with many other businesses, the shutdowns and social distancing have highlighted the financial razor’s edge many service providers live on. In a survey of 191 organizations conducted by ANCOR, a trade group representing disability service

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The ABLE account is a state-run savings program for eligible people with disabilities in the United States. It continues to be an area many families have questions about, in terms of its set up and how to effectively use it. We have compiled multiple questions over the years regarding these accounts and we feel our

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The COVID-19 global pandemic seems to have caught our world by surprise. Our world leaders, businesses, financial markets, local communities, schools, and hospitals were all caught off guard by the swiftness of the spread of this virus. It is clear that, as a society, we’re not prepared to handle such a pandemic. Our hospitals did

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A newly published study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that the number of children diagnosed with a developmental disability has “increased significantly” in recent years.  This means that more children (and eventual adults) will be applying for services funded by an ever-changing government benefits system. In September 2019, Tennessee became

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Retirement planning is an important area of an individual’s and a family’s life.  Proper planning will allow for a better life and one that is usually more enjoyable.  For most folks in the United States, retirement planning includes saving as much money as they can in their 401(k) and maximizing their monthly social security payment. 

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