Statewide ABLE Savings Plan Roadshow Kicks Off: Empowering Kansans with Disabilities

By Trish Svoboda

Kansas State Treasurer Steven Johnson announced today, April 10, that a statewide tour to promote the Kansas ABLE Savings Plan will begin next Monday, April 15, in Topeka.

The roadshow, which includes 50 stops across the state, offers both in-person and virtual opportunities for Kansans with disabilities to learn about the ABLE Savings Plan. The first stop will be at the Capper Foundation from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. The media and the public are invited.

These events are designed to deliver ABLE-related information to Kansans with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. They will address any questions they might have, and offer assistance in taking steps to open an account.

The Kansas ABLE Roadshow, a joint initiative by Johnson’s office, the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, and the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, aims to inform Kansans with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities (IDD) on the Home and Community Based Service (HCBS) waiver waitlist about the program.

Collaborating with Community Developmental Disability Organizations statewide, the initiative is funded by CareSource, Sunflower Health Plan, Arcare, the Kansas Financial Empowerment Foundation, and the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities, raising $85,000 to provide $100 opportunity grants to 850 individuals on the Kansas IDD waitlist who open new ABLE accounts.

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