President Obama signs ABLE Act into Law

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FRIDAY: President Obama signed the ABLE Act for people with disabilities into law. Now families with children with disabilities will be able to save for college and other expenses in tax-deferred savings accounts. Until now, any money saved over the amount of $2000 for schooling, living or work expenses were …

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Digging for Rabbits and Circles in the Snow

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When snow days appear, what better way to pass time, get a little exercise, and cure cabin fever than play in the snow? I got out the boots, the snow pants, the mittens, the scarf, the face mask, and the coat. My son and I then put on the boots, …

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ABLE Act Passes Senate, Onto the President’s Desk

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ABLE Act Has Been Called “…the broadest legislation to help the disabled in nearly a quarter-century.” Two Senators, a republican and a democratic, announced that the Senate has passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act. Now, it’s on to the President’s desk. The ABLE Act was passed by the House …

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Where is Paradise?

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The waves of the sea beat on the soft, warm grains of sand. The sun embraces bodies on the beach. The gulls call, and as if on cue, a few monkeys howl in the wild. There’s nothing to think about in paradise. Is this paradise? The next thing I think …

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Always an Opportunity

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Every moment in life presents a chance to choose a path of opportunity. Faced with a heavy downfall? A chance to jump in. Stuck in the mud? Pull someone out. Ready to throw in the towel? Twirl it instead (and dance like a fool, no matter who’s watching).

Kiss a Tree and Sing a Song: Explaining the Holidays to Kids

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How to explain holidays to kids? A tree just appears in the house, and we put lights on it? Really? Not long after tackling the turkey theme, presents gather under trees, candles are lit, and confetti thrown in the air. For my son, a nine-year old who cognitively understands the …

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Stella Young, Disability Activist, and One Funny, Strong Woman, Dies at 32

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Prominent disability activist, writer and comedian Stella Young from Australia has died at the age of 32. As I am watching and reading about her life, it’s one to hold up to some good, solid, sh**. (I wanted a nicer, more inspiring word, but I think Stella would have laughed …

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ABLEAct Passed by the House of Representatives

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The House Approved the ABLEAct. Now, it is on to the Senate. With the passing of the ABLEAct, people with disabilities will be able to save money without risk of losing their benefits.   Read more. Take action. Get in the know. This bill has made a long climb. Let’s …

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