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Asset Development Curriculum

Building Assets & Promoting Choice and Community Participation for People with Disabilities

Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 brought new hope and expectations about the possibilities of full participation in the workplace and community life for millions of individuals with disabilities and their families. Yet, the struggle to ensure equality of opportunity and full community participation continues.

In response to this struggle, the National Disability Institute created an Asset Building curriculum that is designed to orient individuals with disabilities and their families to a possible new way of thinking and action. With new tools and strategies and new community partnerships we can discover together a path to advance self-sufficiency for individuals with significant disabilities. To date, this training has been customized for the states of Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio and Wyoming.

This training is intended to increase access to accurate information about Asset Building programs that are available for people with disabilities, their families and professionals. Over the course of the six modules, the training will:

The six modules are organized as follows:

Module 1: Overview and Introduction
Module 2: Financial Literacy Education and Access to Mainstream Financial Services
Module 3: Earned Income Tax Credit and Free Tax Preparation Assistance
Module 4: Individual Development Accounts
Module 5: Home and Business Ownership
Module 6: Social Security Work Incentive Programs


For more information, please contact:
Michael Roush, mroush@ndi-inc.org
Danielle Ralston, dralston@ndi-inc.org