ABLE: An Account to Overcome the SSI Resource Limit for Adults with Disabilities

Living with a disability can be difficult and costly. Adults who receive benefits from the Social Security Administration because of disability often are challenged to improve their life circumstances because of a $2,000 resource limit. This limit means that a person receiving payments from Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) Read More

Mia’s Story – Learn more about CHARGE Syndrome

“According to the CHARGE Syndrome Foundation’s website, CHARGE is a recognizable genetic syndrome with a known pattern of features. It is an extremely complex syndrome, involving extensive medical and physical difficulties that differ from child to child. Babies with CHARGE syndrome are often born with life-threatening birth defects. They spend many months in the hospital Read More

My story: The Benefits of Working with Agencies like the Washington State Department of Services for the Blind

Getting a job right after I graduated was a very exciting and scary experience. Luckily, I had Washington State Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) staff to help me along the way because without their help, experiencing new things would have been difficult. At first, I was nervous. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do Read More

Attention Teens: You Can Lead Your IEP Meeting

If you are a student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you are in charge—even if no one ever told you that! This individualized program and all that paperwork are about you: your goals, skills, interests….  As members of your IEP team, the school and your parents are offering to help you be your most Read More