Helpful Resources

Resources and tools that may help you. Do you have one to share? Send it to dianne.crown@illinoiscils.org.

Listing below is not an endorsement.

Personal Assistant Training

Visit IllinoisPAs.com to find or train to become a personal assistant.

Voices for Civil Justice

Voices for Civil Justice publishes a list of Organizations Related to Civil Legal Aid in Illinois.

For persons with arthritic finger joints or difficulty grasping and putting on a ring at all, Arthritisrings.com may have an answer.

The hinged rings open and close to allow for a good fit at the base of the finger, but still fit over a larger knuckle.

 INCIL doesn’t have any connection to this
Colorado Springs, CO business. I met the artist/owner at an art fair in Springfield,
IL last fall and picked up his card to share on our site. Let us know if you try them! ~ DiAnne Crown

Photo courtesy arthritisrings.com.

As we begin the new year, it’s good to revisit important available resources. The ABLE Account tops the list today.

ABLE stands for “Achieving a Better Life Experience. Read details at www.illinoisable.com. In short, it is a savings account for persons with disability onset prior to age 26.

ABLE accounts exist to help:
  • ·        Invest in yourself, build independence.
  • ·        Be in control. Save for current and future expenses.
  • ·        Preserve your federal SSI, Medicaid, and HUD benefits.
  • ·        Save smart. Plan for your child’s future.
  • ·        Build independence. Save more if you work.

“To all your abilities, add the ability to save.” www.illinoisable.com

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