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The ARC of Martin County
2001 South Kanner Highway | Stuart, FL 34994 | (772) 283-2525
 
Arc Family

As a parent, there is nothing more frightening than knowing your child has serious disabilities, yet living day to day without understanding how to help her. ARC changed our lives! Their staff immediately took us in and helped us with therapy and techniques to address her disabilities. For a family in our situation, there are no other organizations that can provide the care, expertise and resources ARC does. Simply put, their work is God's work to many families. 

 
ARC of Martin County has done amazing work for my family, with little funding available. When we came through their doors for the first time in 2007, it was hard to see even a light at the end of the tunnel for our son. ARC taught us how to work with him daily on social, physical, and academic accomplishments. Now, not only is he able to do tasks on his own, he is thriving in his school! He has truly been given new opportunities in his youth.
 

 

09/24/2012
Last Chance Before Election - Help Pass The ABLE Act

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Last Chance Before Election - Help Pass The ABLE Act
 
In a matter of days, both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate will go out of session for the upcoming election.  That means that we have just a few days left to secure Members of Congress as co-sponsors of  the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act). 
 
What is the ABLE Act?
The ABLE Act aims to change the tax code to allow for tax advantaged savings accounts for individuals with disabilities for certain expenses, like education, housing, and transportation.  Similar to existing “Section 529” education savings accounts, ABLE accounts would let families save for disability-related expenses on behalf of qualified beneficiaries with disabilities that will supplement, but not replace, benefits provided through the Medicaid program, the Supplemental Security Income program, the beneficiary’s employment, and other sources.   If properly managed, funds in the ABLE accounts would not jeopardize eligibility for critical federal benefits.  With full understanding of its features, individuals and families could use the ABLE accounts as another tool in planning for the lifetime needs of an individual with long term disabilities.
 
What Can You Do?
Call your Senator and/or Representative and ask him/her to sign on as a cosponsor.  Click on the “take action” link at the top of the page to get started.
 
Talking Points:
  • I’m calling to ask you to co-sponsor S. 1872/H.R. 3423, the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE Act)
  • This bill will change Section 529 of the tax code to allow for savings accounts for individuals with disabilities for certain expenses, like education, housing, and transportation
  • This is important legislation to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country and their families
  • Please sign on to the bill as soon as possible so that it has the support it needs to pass before the end of the year