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An informational alert prepared by Fifth Freedom
Information courtesy of Disability Scoop, the Daily Times

Achieving a Better Life Experience Act may finally move forward -
Bill would create new kind of savings account for people with disabilities

After considering the bill for eight years, Congress may finally be ready to move forward with the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act). The bill is designed to help people with disabilities save money without risking their eligibility for government benefits. The bill has been under consideration since 2006, and was finally approved by a House committee in July. The bill is likely to be considered for a full floor vote after the November election.

With an ABLE Act account, people would disabilities could:
Deposit up to $14,000 a year
Save up to $100,000 without affecting their eligibility for Social Security benefits
Save an unlimited amount without affecting eligibility for Medicaid
Earn interest tax-free
Use the saved money to pay for healthcare, education, and other expenses
You can read the full House bill text here: http://fifthfreedom.org/u/x5 . You can read the full text of the Senate version here: http://fifthfreedom.org/u/x6 .

Even though more than half of Congress has signed on to cosponsor the bill, Congress has a difficult time making changes to the tax code, so the bill is not guaranteed to pass.

If this issue is important to you, you may wish to contact your member of Congress with your opinion. (All Indiana Representatives are cosponsors of the House bill, but no Indiana Senators cosponsor the Senate bill.) You can find contact information at http://fifthfreedom.org/findreps .

Doug Schmidt
Act Team Coordinator
The Fifth Freedom Network
4606-C E. State Blvd., Suite 102
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
act@fifthfreedom.org
http://fifthfreedom.org
http://jobdoozy.org

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Positive story! My sister Brooke Kirby who is autistic was vote homecoming queen tonight at de soto homecoming! They have been so positive towards her in everything she does! Her escort Matt zerillo even surprised her with a kiss on the cheek tonight. This didn't make her night.. This make her whole life. Thanks desoto! Fan

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Blind announcer does baseball on radio : State

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PEORIA — Bryce Weiler can shoot 70 percent from the free-throw line, play catch on a baseball field and deliver a stunningly researched, passionate color commentary covering sports events on

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Tonight LINC held our Annual Meeting. It was our 25th anniversary and very inspirational. Hearing about the history of the agency, voting in new board members and sadly saying goodbye to board members going off the board. Thanks to staff, board and all who attended for making this Annual Meeting special!

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Actitud al 1000%

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http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/health/2014/09/15/schizophrenia-eight-diseases/15656121/

Schizophrenia is actually 8 different diseases

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New research shows that schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight distinct disorders, each caused by changes in clusters of genes that lead to different sets of symptoms.

Sep 16th 7:48pm • No Comments

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Are You Registered To Vote?
How to Register
Contact LINC.INC
(618) 235-9988
OR
http://www.eac.gov


If the DISABLED Population VOTED the
SAME as the NON-DISABLED population
we would increase VOTES by 3 MILLION!

Your Voice Counts!
October 4th is the last day to register

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) | Help America Vote Act, National Voter...

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EACThe U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse…

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What Are You Going to Do When He Grows Up?

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There are times he comes out to tell you "the man helped me." With the sink, with the paper towels, with the door. Never a concern on his face. Never a problem breathed....

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SOLD OUT!

For everyone that supports our efforts to help those with disabilities live an independent lifestyle a huge and heartfelt "Thank You" from our Staff and Consumers!

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Linc Inc. - Memories of Elvis Benefit Concert

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Dinner Included(Chicken and Pasta Buffet from Ravanelli’s)(Dinner starts @7pm)*Party in a Barrel Raffle**Cash Bar Available**Concert Starts @ 8PM*

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We are @ 3/4 capacity on the the Benefit Concert which is on Sat. Sept. 13th, just over a week away. We expect to Sell Out. Get your tickets before they run out.

Online Sales still Open. $25 for Dinner and a Concert or $45 for you and your sweetheart.

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Linc Inc. - Memories of Elvis Benefit Concert

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Dinner Included(Chicken and Pasta Buffet from Ravanelli’s)(Dinner starts @7pm)*Party in a Barrel Raffle**Cash Bar Available**Concert Starts @ 8PM*

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http://news.msn.com/world/germany-opens-national-memorial-to-nazis-disabled-victims-1

Germany opens national memorial to Nazis' disabled victims

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To the mournful strains of a single cello and tearful remembrances by family members, Germany on Tuesday inaugurated a national memorial to the 300,000 ill and disabled people systematically murdered by the Nazis.

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/letters/chi-letter-community-living-to-support-people-with-disabilities-20140902-story.html

Community living to support people with disabilities

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The Arc of Illinois appreciates the strong editorial support for closing antiquated state institutions in Illinois in “ When Illinois chewed up a life ” (Editorial, Aug. 29). This is good public policy because instead of wasting away people’s lives in state institutions, we are put…

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-david-tom-mental-illness-illinois-edit-0830-jm-20140829-story.html

When Illinois chewed up a life

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David Tom, an Asian immigrant, was locked up from 1951 through at least 1982 in Illinois mental institutions largely because no one in authority ever spoke to him in his native Chinese. His horrifying experience cemented the case against institutionalizing the mentally ill and developmentally disabl…

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http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2014/09/02/mom-to-be-accommodations/19631/

Mom-To-Be Sues To Have Accommodations In Delivery Room - Disability Scoop

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A woman who is profoundly deaf is suing a local hospital to ensure that a sign language interpreter will be available when she gives birth in the coming weeks.

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http://www.prlog.org/12363720-the-cure-for-schizophrenia-or-the-familys-unique-long-term-challenges-in-the-care-until-recovery.html

The C.U.Re for Schizophrenia Or The Family's Unique Long Term Challenges in the Care Until...

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The C.U.Re for Schizophrenia Or The Family's Unique Long Term Challenges in the Care Until Recovery. A presentation at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) conference in Washington DC Sept 4 by Katherine Flannery Dering and Ilene Flannery Wells followed by a speaking tour of Northern Calif…

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TOOLBOX FOR EMPLOYMENT:
Learn more about creative employment options, building social
capital and how different scenarios may affect benefits
Featuring: Marsie Frawley of Griffin-Hammis Associates, LLC &
Cindi Swanson, Disabilities Ministry Coordinator – Our Saviours Lutheran
Church
September 8, 2014 from 9:30-12:30
Lewis and Clark Community College
Trimpe Hall, Room 141 (The Advanced Technology Center)
5800 Godfrey Rd, Godfrey, IL 62035
Topics Include:
1. To increase the employment of individuals with disabilities by encouraging
the use of local contacts through friendships, relationships, business contacts
and places where individuals do business
2. To increase the employment of individuals with disabilities by utilizing
customized employment and exposing the target audience to potential
opportunities for self-employment.
3. To dispel the myth that if individuals with disabilities work they will lose
their SSI or SSDI benefits and they will lose their health insurance.
3 hours of CEUS approved for: licensed nursing home
administrators, licensed clinical professional counselors, LPC,
LSWs and LCSWs.
Send Registration forms to: Tara Dunning at tara@silcofillinois.org
A Complimentary Workshop Sponsored by:
SILC of Illinois, the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities,

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JIM IS HONORED!

In Honor of his dedication to Special Olympics Illinois and his service on the Board, SOILL presented a commemorative plaque to Jim Morgan. Jim is an Athlete with Southern Illinois Grasshoppers and served on the SOILL Board for 3 years. THANKS, Jim!

Aug 26th 6:49pm • 1 Comment

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http://www.helpguide.org/mental/suicide_prevention.htm

Suicide Prevention: How to Help Someone who is Suicidal

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Suicide prevention starts with recognizing the warning signs and taking them seriously. Learn what you can do.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/robin-williams-disabled-athletes-_n_5679298.html

Robin Williams Quietly Supported Athletes With Disabilities, Competed Side-By-Side With Them

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Fans have been remembering Robin Williams as a comedic genius, tireless advocate for the homeless, supporter of kids with cancer and dear friend of the military. But what people likely don’t know is that the late actor was also an avid athl...

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Linc Inc. - Memories of Elvis Benefit Concert

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Dinner Included(Chicken and Pasta Buffet from Ravanelli’s)(Dinner starts @7pm)*Party in a Barrel Raffle**Cash Bar Available**Concert Starts @ 8PM*

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http://www.loc.gov/nls/

NLS Home

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The home page of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS), U.S. Library of Congress. NLS administers a free library program of braille and recorded materials circulated to eligible borrowers.

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