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Indiana ABLE Account Tax Credit – Sign on to support the bill before February 28

Information courtesy of the Indiana ABLE Authority and the Treasurer of State’s Office

The Indiana ABLE Authority and the Treasurer of State’s Office are working to improve Indiana’s 529A ABLE accounts by the addition of a tax credit. They are requesting your support of Senate Bill 559 and House Bill 1350. This legislation would give Indiana ABLE accounts the same tax incentives currently offered by the CollegeChoice 529 programs.  ABLE accounts, also known as 529A accounts, allow individuals with disabilities to save for their future and pay for disability related expenses, without affecting their eligibility for certain means-tested benefits. If this bill passes, contributors to ABLE accounts would be eligible to receive a 20% Indiana state tax credit worth up to $1,000 annually.

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Track your child’s developmental milestones with app from CDC

Information courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new Milestone Tracker app. You can track your child’s developmental milestones from two months to five years. From birth to age 5, children typically reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, behave, and move. Photos and videos in this app illustrate each milestone and make tracking them for your child easy and fun!  Milestone Tracker is free, easy to use, and includes features like:

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Are You In The Loop? How hearing loops can make churches, theaters, and other gathering places more accessible

Information courtesy of First Presbyterian Church, Loop Fort Wayne, HearCare Audiology, Fox Valley Hearing Loop, and HearingLoop.org

Fifth Freedom staff attended a hearing loop demonstration and information night at First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. The church’s seniors and other members with hearing impairments came out to experience this new feature that had been added to their sanctuary. What they found was a simple device that would transform the way they experience services.

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ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts – Webinar January 31

Information courtesy of the ABLE National Resource Center

On January 31, ABLE National Resource Center will present an informative webinar on two ways to protect financial resources: ABLE Accounts and Special Needs Trusts. Both types of account allow resources to be accumulated for the benefit of people with disabilities, without jeopardizing their access to benefits.

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Lung Infection & Cognition in Down Syndrome – Webinar January 29

Information courtesy of Global Down Syndrome Foundation

On January 29, Global Down Syndrome Foundation will present a webinar on the connection between lung infection and cognition in Down syndrome. Tune in for an overview of new research that can benefit your loved ones with Down syndrome. The webinar will cover:

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