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Special Savings Program for Floridians

Attention self-advocates and family members! There is a savings program for Floridians with disabilities to leverage called ABLE United. Managed by Florida Prepaid, ABLE United offers a savings program specifically for individuals with disabilities and has helped thousands of Floridians save, while maintaining benefits from programs like Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. Learn more about …

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Ciara LaVelle’s Story – Pembroke Pines, Florida

Pembroke Pine, Florida – My son Caidan just turned 6, and with each passing birthday, I’m so inspired and proud of how far he’s come. Caidan is autistic and mostly nonspeaking. He’s also smart and inventive, and has found plenty of ways to get his point across when he feels strongly about something, whether …

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Dana Ekarintaragun’s Story – St. Lucie, Florida

St. Lucie, Florida – Hi, we are DSPs with 15+ years of experience each. We also advise the advocacy group Stand Up For Independence. We work for an amazing and well respected agency, however we are subcontractors (not employees) for the agency. This means: no benefits, no sick pay, no pto, increased tax liabilities, …

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Sarah Knobb’s Story – Martin County, Florida

Martin County, Florida –My name is Sarah. I have developmental disabilities and a vision disability. Direct support providers definitely deserve better. They take care of people that need support and it is difficult to find quality workers when the pay is so low. Especially, during a pandemic. PAY FAIR FOR MY CARE! Return to …

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