December EQUITY e-newsletter: The Future of Building Assets for
People with Disabilities
EQUITY e-newsletter: December 2004
Disability and Asset Building Communities Working Together
In the December EQUITY:
The Future of Asset Building for People with Disabilities
Financial Education and Asset Strategies for Persons with Disabilities
December 9, 2004
Volunteer Tax Assistance Site Meeting Accessibility Challenges
Registration Form (Word) & Additional Information (Word) download
Opportunities for Change: Asset Building Demonstration Projects
Megan O'Neil, Access to Assets Project Coordinator, provides a
look at the Florida Freedom Initiative and the Youth Transition
Demonstration projects, sponsored by the Social Security
that hold the promise of breaking down policy barriers for people
disabilities that want to build assets.
2004 EQUITY Year in Review
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PROGRAM OF THE MONTH:
World Institute on Disability (WID)
Marisa Lianggamphai, WID Communications Coordinator, supplies an
the popular question of, "What is WID?" Find out more about WID's
and goals to help people with disabilities through policy work.
PROFILE OF THE MONTH:
Waiting for Prosperity
Rod McLean has been a long-time disability advocate; yet, financial
security remains his biggest struggle. He and his wife, Sofia, would
ideal candidates for the EARN Individual Development Account (IDA)
program, except they are no longer accepting applicants because of
program's own financial needs.
TIP OF THE MONTH:
Access to Assets Policy Recommendations
Use of Individual Development Accounts by People with Disabilities:
Barriers and Solutions
EQUITY RESPONDS: WID Answers Your Questions
I'm a person with a disability and I just started learning about
building programs, but the IDA program in my city isn't accepting new
applicants because they lack funds. Is there anything I can do to get
LEARNING & NETWORKING RESOURCES:
Informative websites of interest to both communities
CONFERENCES & EVENTS:
World Institute on Disability (WID) is a non-profit public policy
dedicated to the promotion of independence and full inclusion in
people with disabilities.
WID's Access to Assets (ATA) program provides training and technical
assistance to asset building and disability organizations seeking to
improve the inclusion of people with disabilities in poverty
programs. In addition, ATA provides information and referral services
individuals with disabilities and conducts federal and state policy
analysis on related issues.
NEW! Toll-Free Technical Assistance Hotline: 1-866-723-1201
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