Our Friends are ABLE - Stewart Home & School

Our Friends are ABLE

The ABLE Act’s aim is expressed accurately in it’s name– Achieving a Better Life Experience.  The Act amends Section 529 of the IRS Code of 1986, by allowing people with disabilities to have tax-free saving accounts that can be used towards stipulated items, such as education and housing.  We, as a school, went to Washington with two students in the spring of 2013 to encourage bi-partisan legislators to support the ABLE Act.  One of our students, Sarah, was involved in the passage of the ABLE act, acting as an ambassador and campaigning for signatures all across Washington.

Sarah, pictured with Congressman Pete Sessions in 2013, presented him with an award in the midst of his work devoted to the ABLE Act.  His support, along with other bipartisan congressmen, was instrumental in the passage of the Act.  It was signed into law by President Obama on December 19, 2014.

“I am very excited that the ABLE act has passed and it means a lot to me,” said Sarah. “I enjoy seeing everybody that can make a difference by passing the ABLE Act.”

If you want to read further about the ABLE Act, we suggest the following source.


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