Celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month
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Celebrating Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 20, 2022

Held every October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month seeks to educate individuals about disability employment opportunities, obstacles, and to recognize the many and varied contributions of workers with disabilities.

According to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor’s Population Survey, across all age groups, individuals with disabilities were much less likely to be employed than those without disabilities.

Since 1990, Able Trust has worked to put thousands of individuals with disabilities to work and has supported employment-related efforts in all counties of Florida. Their mission to be a key leader in providing opportunities is more evident today than ever before as many businesses look to the disability community to help fill talent gaps.

We caught up with The Able Trust Vice President of External Engagement, Joey D’Souza, as well as board member and Rita’s Italian Ice Franchise Owner, Chip Byers, for our first Audio ABLE episode.

Press “play” below to learn more about the importance of this observance and how to take advantage of employment resources available in Florida.

For those individuals who are currently employed, or hope to be in the future, it’s important to start thinking ahead to how you might save your earned income – especially if you are receiving benefits like Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid.

Having an ABLE United account can be an essential tool in an individual’s financial toolbelt as they continue their journey towards independence. And thanks to the ABLE to Work legislation, working account holders who do not participate in an employer-sponsored retirement plan may contribute above the annual standard contribution limit of $16,000, up to $28,880 in 2022.

Interested in sharing more about ABLE accounts with your employees? 

  • Order ABLE United materials, free of charge
  • Schedule an in-person, virtual or hybrid presentation

It’s only by working together that we can ensure that all individuals with disabilities have an opportunity to Achieve a Better Life Experience.