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Security Accounts for the Disabled See Growing Support (Rep. Ander Crenshaw)

The National Down Syndrome Society and the National Down Syndrome Congress understand the special care required to provide for a disabled child’s future and the extraordinary expenses their families often have to bare. Drawing on their decades of experience, these organizations have decided to join our effort in creating flexible savings accounts that would help families of disabled children afford these expenses and prepare for their child’s future. These endorsements represent the growing support the Financial Security Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities Act is receiving and demonstrates the positive impact this bill would have for disabled individuals and their families across the country.

This legislation would create tax exempt Financial Security Accounts for Individuals with Disabilities (FSAID’s) that could be used for expenses related to a disabled beneficiary including: education, medical and dental care not covered by private health insurance, community based support services, employment training and support, moving, assistive technology, and, after the age of 18, housing and transportation.

Tags Developmental disability Disability Education Educational psychology Health Labor Medicine Population Social Issues

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