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Indiana Launches Statewide ABLE Program – Tax-advantaged savings accounts available for qualified people with disabilities

Information courtesy of the Office of the Indiana Treasurer of State

This month, Indiana launched its statewide ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act) Account program. ABLE Accounts allow people with disabilities to save for their future and pay for disability-related expenses without jeopardizing their access to public benefits.  You can open the account for yourself, or an authorized individual can open one on your behalf, if you were diagnosed with a disability before the age of 26, and are either receiving or currently eligible to receive Social Security disability benefits.

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Online Mental Health Screening Tools

Information courtesy of Mental Health America

Mental Health America provides a variety of online mental health screening tools. These screening tools can help you determine if you are experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition. Mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are real, common, and treatable, and recovery is possible.

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How To Help Fight Elder Abuse

Information courtesy of Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the National Center on Elder Abuse

In general, elder abuse refers to intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or “trusted” individual that lead to, or may lead to, harm of a vulnerable elder. Last year, Indiana Adult Protective Services (APS) investigated over 6,000 cases involving people over age 60.

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Advocacy Online

(Originally presented at the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities Annual Conference in Indianapolis)

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Fifth Freedom Welcomes New Board Member Jack Morris

Fifth Freedom has welcomed a new board member, Jack Morris. Morris is a partner in the law firm Benson, Pantello, Morris, James & Logan. He is a lifelong resident of Fort Wayne who has always been committed to serving his community.

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