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    December EQUITY e-newsletter: The Future of Building Assets for People with Disabilities EQUITY e-newsletter: December 2004 Disability and Asset Building
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      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
      http://www.wid.org/equity

      In the December EQUITY:
      The Future of Asset Building for People with Disabilities
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity

      Financial Education and Asset Strategies for Persons with Disabilities
      Webcast Invitation
      December 9, 2004
      Volunteer Tax Assistance Site Meeting Accessibility Challenges
      Registration Form (Word) & Additional Information (Word) download
      available
      at: http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity

      FEATURE ARTICLE:
      Opportunities for Change: Asset Building Demonstration Projects
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity&sub=200412&topic=fa
      Megan O'Neil, Access to Assets Project Coordinator, provides a
      detailed
      look at the Florida Freedom Initiative and the Youth Transition
      Demonstration projects, sponsored by the Social Security
      Administration,
      that hold the promise of breaking down policy barriers for people
      with
      disabilities that want to build assets.

      SPECIAL SECTION:
      2004 EQUITY Year in Review
      Tell us what you think! Take the EQUITY Survey TODAY!
      Web-based version:
      http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.asp?u=92060712391
      Word Document version:
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity

      PROGRAM OF THE MONTH:
      World Institute on Disability (WID)
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity&sub=200412&topic=pm
      Marisa Lianggamphai, WID Communications Coordinator, supplies an
      answer to
      the popular question of, "What is WID?" Find out more about WID's
      programs
      and goals to help people with disabilities through policy work.

      PROFILE OF THE MONTH:
      Waiting for Prosperity
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity&sub=200412&topic=profile
      Rod McLean has been a long-time disability advocate; yet, financial
      security remains his biggest struggle. He and his wife, Sofia, would
      be
      ideal candidates for the EARN Individual Development Account (IDA)
      pilot
      program, except they are no longer accepting applicants because of
      the
      program's own financial needs.

      TIP OF THE MONTH:
      Access to Assets Policy Recommendations
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity&sub=200412&topic=tm

      Use of Individual Development Accounts by People with Disabilities:
      Barriers and Solutions

      EQUITY RESPONDS: WID Answers Your Questions
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity&sub=200412&topic=responds

      I'm a person with a disability and I just started learning about
      asset
      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
      involved?

      LEARNING & NETWORKING RESOURCES:
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=equity-resource
      Informative websites of interest to both communities

      CONFERENCES & EVENTS:
      http://www.wid.org/publications/?page=conf


      World Institute on Disability (WID) is a non-profit public policy
      center
      dedicated to the promotion of independence and full inclusion in
      society of
      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
      reduction
      programs. In addition, ATA provides information and referral services
      to
      individuals with disabilities and conducts federal and state policy
      analysis on related issues.

      NEW! Toll-Free Technical Assistance Hotline: 1-866-723-1201
      Do you have questions about asset building strategies or serving
      people
      with disabilities?
      Please contact:
      Megan O'Neil
      World Institute on Disability
      Access to Assets Project Coordinator
      megan@...

      Is there an article, conference, or website that you would like to
      have
      included in EQUITY? All comments and suggestions are welcome.
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      EQUITY is a publication of World Institute on Disability's Access to
      Assets
      Program and is supported by the Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy
      Project.
      The Asset Accumulation and Tax Policy Project (AATPP)
      http://disability.law.uiowa.edu/lhpdc/projects/assetdevtaxpol.html
      is a partnership of The Law, Health Policy, and Disability Center at
      the
      University of Iowa College of Law, in collaboration with Southern New
      Hampshire University School of Community Economic Development, the
      National
      Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, the World
      Institute on
      Disability, and the National Cooperative Bank Development
      Corporation.
      AATPP is 100 percent funded by U.S. Department of Education grant
      #H133A031732. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the
      authors and
      do not necessarily represent the official views of NIDRR or
      University of
      Iowa.
      EQUITY is also generously funded by the J.W. and Ida M. Jameson
      Foundation
      and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation.
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