2015 The Case For Inclusion Summary

2015 The Case For Inclusion Summary

The following summarizes the United Cerebral Palsy's annual study of the special needs programs and resources available across the country. For more information and access to the entire study, visit www.ucp.org/the-case-for-inclusion/2015. The Case For Inclusion 2015 report is the broadest and most interesting national study of special needs services we have found. They have been publishing similar reports annually since 2006 and have implemented more thorough measures since 2014. The major areas of evaluation used to calculate the rankings include promoting independence, tracking community involvement and safety, keeping families together, promoting productivity, and reaching those in need ...

ABLE ACT:   Mid-Year Update

ABLE ACT: Mid-Year Update

Six months after Congress authorized ABLE Accounts as tax-free savings accounts for individuals with special needs, the Internal Revenue Service has issued proposed regulations on how the accounts should be implemented and managed.  The proposed regulations outline the requirements the states must meet to offer the accounts as well as eligibility and reporting rules for individuals who wish to open an account. The proposed regulations can be found at: https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/06/22/2015-15280/guidance-under-section-529a-qualified-able-programs.  Over the next 90 days (through 9/22/2015), the IRS will be accepting public comments before issuing final regulations.  If ...